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The Public Safety Foundation


LBC covered analysis from our Founder, Rory Geoghegan.

The Sentencing Bill is set to create a legal presumption that prison sentences of less than 12 months should be “punished” through unpaid work.

Burglars, thieves, shoplifters, some violent offenders, drug dealers and drink drivers are among the offences that could routinely be dealt with without prison sentences under the new rules.

An analysis of Ministry of Justice figures by The Public Safety Foundation found that 63% of all offenders were likely to be spared jail under the new rules.

The research claims that 22,934 offenders who were jailed for under 12 months in the year to June 2023 could have benefited from the presumption against prison.

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