This summer was expected to be a pivotal moment in sentence reform, with the expectation that former Justice Minister, David Gauke, would publish a White Paper to introduce proposals to restrict the use of short sentences. But with a new Prime Minister, a new Justice Secretary, and a ‘tough’ approach to law and order being ushered in, the future of reforming short-term prison sentences is at best uncertain.
UKJPR Focus 6
The Centre's latest report by Helen Mills, 'Stopping short?' Sentencing reform and short prison sentences, examines the future of sentencing reform and how abolishing short terms of imprisonment might impact on prison numbers.