Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Sentence Inflation

Now we are into the general election campaign expect politicians from all parties to talk tough on crime.  One result of this is an auction where both parties bid against each other for who can propose the longest prison sentences.  The rising prison population we have experienced in recent years is the result of more severe sentences.

In the USA it has gone far further with one man being sentenced this week to three life sentences and an additional 720 years.  I am sure someone somewhere thinks this is soft and should have been at least 750 years!

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