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British Mob-Riot 'Sentencing Frenzy' Will Fill Prisons Within Weeks

 
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British Mob-Riot 'Sentencing Frenzy' Will Fill Prisons Within Weeks
The leader of Britain's prison governors accused magistrates of indulging in a sentencing "feeding frenzy" as prisons near capacity.

Eoin McLennan-Murray, president of the Prison Governors Association (PGA), said courts had shown "naked popularism" in meting out tough justice after the riots.

Seven in 10 charged with riot-related offences have been remanded in custody, likely to receive a custodial sentence, compared with only one in 10 of those charged with serious offences last year.

The PGA warns that if people continue to be put behind bars at such a rate, prisons will be full by mid-September.

"It's like when you've got sharks and there's blood in the water and it's a feeding frenzy.

There's a sentencing frenzy and we seem to have lost all sight of proportionality," Mr McLennan-Murray said.

"It's appealing to the populist mentality, and that's not the best basis on which to sentence people.

The norms of sentencing are being ignored."

[link to www.independent.co.uk]
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