Imprisonment for Public Protection

The sentence of Imprisonment for Public Protection (IPP) was abolished in 2012, yet more than 3,000 IPP prisoners continue to languish in custody.

‘Our reputation as a just nation,’ the former Supreme Court Justice Lord Brown has said, ‘demands that this IPP stain be at last eradicated.’ We are working with partners to keep up the pressure to do just this.

The immediate focus of the work is the the House of Commons Justice Committee Inquiry, announced in late 2021.

More broadly, we will highlight emerging issues over the coming period and make the case for a radical and far-reaching reform, with the aim of bringing to an end all existing IPP sentences.