Abolition of IPP for dangerous offenders. New mandatory life sentences.

Indefinite sentences of imprisonment for public protection have been replaced by a new regime which is effective from 3rd December 2012. The primary sentence to replace the IPP is the Extended Determinate Sentence (EDS). This consists of a fixed term followed by an extended period of licence. There are two release provisions, depending upon the […]

Indeterminate sentences ruled unlawful

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that indeterminate sentences for public protection (IPP) are unlawful. More than 6000 prisoners in England and Wales are currently serving such sentences. Many are detained beyond the term fixed within the sentence as punishment and under the current legislation must prove that they are no longer a […]