During a three-year suspended sentence they would be required to enrol on a course, undertake a community project, and participate in sport.
Voters are more open to higher spending, but if they pay higher taxes for services that don’t improve then they won’t be happy.
If I had not been sent to a state boarding school and experienced stable relationships, I would likely have ended up in care myself.
“This guy was out on automatic early release and I have long said that this system simply isn’t working.”
As well as Government measures to toughen up punishments and support victims, the nation requires more magistrates.
Being seen to be tough is superficially appealing, but prioritising solutions that actually work is a far better service to the public.
The Justice Secretary makes a good case that short prison sentences make reoffending worse. But he must persuade a sceptical public.
No less than the ERG, the group of three sees everything through the prism of Brexit – which, let it not be forgotten, they voted to support themselves.
After Brexit has been concluded this will be a key challenge for the Conservatives as the Party of law and order. Political correctness must not get in the way of effective policing.
A focus on formal qualifications is a good start, but surely any programme is incomplete if it doesn’t tackle the underlying drivers of hate crime.
The passengers on board this ship came with ambition, skills, and a desire to play a part in the UK’s reconstruction after World War Two.
The Prisons Minister says reducing the numbers incarcerated for under a year “would be good for public safety, good for the individuals and good for the prison system”.
After five different Secretaries of State in just over three years, the Ministry of Justice needs stability to take on a crucial task.
Many women’s lives could be transformed by the right approach – this issue must not be neglected or forgotten amid bigger and more newsworthy events.
That’s what Sarah Wollaston suggested on my show this week. Plus: my prison visit, sticking by your friends…and sticking with spending control in the Budget.