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Ellie Reeves MP has secured a Westminster Hall debate on the effectiveness of custodial sentences shorter than 12 months. This pack provides background for the debate. It covers the following:

  • Numbers of people serving short sentences  
  • Cost of prison
  • Law and sentencing guidelines 
  • Campaigns to reduce the use of short sentences 
  • Impacts of short term sentences on reoffending 

It also discusses current government policy and provides an overview of recent Parliamentary debate; media comment and other relevant further reading.


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