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Vulnerable offenders steered away from ineffective short jail terms

Magistrates and judges encouraged to hand down sentences which will instead get to the bottom of underlying issues.

Vulnerable offenders steered away from ineffective short jail terms

Date - 13th August 2018
By - Sophie Garrod - Police Oracle
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Vulnerable offenders who suffer from mental health issues or substance and alcohol abuse will avoid prison and instead receive treatment. Under a new scheme from the Ministry of Justice, criminals will be diverted to treatment programmes as part of...
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