Liz Truss urged to ‘get a grip’ over inmates kept in jail beyond their sentence

Justice Secretary Liz Truss must “get a grip” on the backlog of inmates being held beyond their sentence, the chief inspector of prisons has said. Peter Clarke said it was “completely unjust” that offenders serving Imprisonment for Public Protection (IPP) terms were “languishing in jail”. He warned that IPP sentences, abolished in 2012, were having […]

Rape law review after footballer Ched Evans’s trial

The law protecting alleged rape victims from disclosing details of their sex lives will be reviewed in the wake of Wales footballer Ched Evans’s case. The Chesterfield striker, 27, was cleared of rape at retrial last month. Accusers do not normally have to disclose sexual history details to defence barristers, but the Court of Appeal […]

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