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The Brief: shorter sentences for harder time during Covid

The pandemic is likely to have an impact on the length of sentences given the restrictions imposed on the custodial system.

The Brief: shorter sentences for harder time during Covid

Date - 20th July 2020
By - Kevin Baumber
The Covid 19 pandemic has led to a huge backlog of trials in both Magistrates’ Courts and Crown Courts. Even before lockdown there were already long delays in trials being heard in the Crown Court. This had been caused by insufficient funding,...
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