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Statute of limitations.

Comment 4th August 2010

The Statute of Limitations should be reinstated as soon as possible.

Why does this matter?

The Statute of Limitations was repealed by Michael Howard, and as a result many offences

dating back up to fifty years were brought to Court. This resulted in many individuals being

charged and found guilty for sexual offences for which they could not prove their innocence.

Asa result, 20% of the prison population consists of men in their 70s and 80s, many of

whom are innocent.

If the prison population is to be reduced, the Statute of limitations shoud be reinstated at

the earliest opportunity

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