Stop Early Release Of Prisoner’s

I am amazed that the police, courts, probation service spend so much time dealing with repeat offenders who have been released from prison early.

As an example only this week a person who was sentenced to 8 years in 2007 for conspiracy to commit armed robbery was free to walk the streets 3 years and four months later to then go on to plan another armed robbery.

Why is this idea important?

I am amazed that the police, courts, probation service spend so much time dealing with repeat offenders who have been released from prison early.

As an example only this week a person who was sentenced to 8 years in 2007 for conspiracy to commit armed robbery was free to walk the streets 3 years and four months later to then go on to plan another armed robbery.

Repeal legislation that created NOMS

NOMS should be abolished on the basis that it adds no value to the criminal justice system.  It duplicates what is already done and creates an extra tier of management which is a waste of public money.  It creates an extra tier above Prison Area Managers and Probation Boards that worked perfectly fine before.  There is intense confusion between the Prison Service and NOMS and other criminal justice agencies as to their function and effectiveness.

Essentially criminal justice should be left to practitioners for them to get on with.  These DOM's (Directors of Offender Management) are paid excessive amounts of money to do what was previously was being done locally with more efficacy.

       

Why is this idea important?

NOMS should be abolished on the basis that it adds no value to the criminal justice system.  It duplicates what is already done and creates an extra tier of management which is a waste of public money.  It creates an extra tier above Prison Area Managers and Probation Boards that worked perfectly fine before.  There is intense confusion between the Prison Service and NOMS and other criminal justice agencies as to their function and effectiveness.

Essentially criminal justice should be left to practitioners for them to get on with.  These DOM's (Directors of Offender Management) are paid excessive amounts of money to do what was previously was being done locally with more efficacy.

       

Helping Prisoners Reform Their Lives

Contact with animals is beneficial for most people.  Prisons often have a large amount of land and a lot of people with time on their hands.  Animal sanctuaries are often short of money, help and space.  Why not let prisoners look after unwanted animals until they can be re-homed.  They would pick up useful skills, and enjoy the unconditional affection provided by the animals.

Why is this idea important?

Contact with animals is beneficial for most people.  Prisons often have a large amount of land and a lot of people with time on their hands.  Animal sanctuaries are often short of money, help and space.  Why not let prisoners look after unwanted animals until they can be re-homed.  They would pick up useful skills, and enjoy the unconditional affection provided by the animals.

Educate prisoners

If it costs the same for private school as it does for prison-educate prisoners-if they want money, empower them to earn it. If they were offered an exclusive education they would have to be REALLY stupid to refuse it. Begin by the aggressive acquisition of quality education services, whose funding is gradually taken up by the considerable reduction in OTT security measures. Some may say 'what about the drug problem…', well if you've read my other ideas, the legalisation of drugs would exponentially reduce the cost of security.

Why is this idea important?

If it costs the same for private school as it does for prison-educate prisoners-if they want money, empower them to earn it. If they were offered an exclusive education they would have to be REALLY stupid to refuse it. Begin by the aggressive acquisition of quality education services, whose funding is gradually taken up by the considerable reduction in OTT security measures. Some may say 'what about the drug problem…', well if you've read my other ideas, the legalisation of drugs would exponentially reduce the cost of security.

Animal Rights Activists – let the punishment fit the crime!

I would like to see animal rights activists treated in the same way  as the rest of society.  There are 3 prisoners who pleaded guilty to harrassment who are currently serving 12 years for conducting a 3 year harrassment campaign.  A previous tory parliamentary candidate (Ian Oakley) also conducted a very similar harrassment campaign over a similar period of time against a prospective lib dem candidate.  He was given 16 weeks suspended.  The discrepancy in these punishments for very similar crimes with very different motives is very disturbing in a democratic society.

There are other animal rights prisoners who have been found guilty of "conspiracy to blackmail" serving 11  and 9 years.  They were responsible for running a  (legal) campaign to protest against a major vivisection laboratory.   This kind of sentencing is on a par with those given to murderers and rapists.  It is outrageous that in this day and age sentecing is so out of touch with the action to which it is related.

I would also like to see the repeal of sections 145 – 149 of the SOCPA act. 

Why is this idea important?

I would like to see animal rights activists treated in the same way  as the rest of society.  There are 3 prisoners who pleaded guilty to harrassment who are currently serving 12 years for conducting a 3 year harrassment campaign.  A previous tory parliamentary candidate (Ian Oakley) also conducted a very similar harrassment campaign over a similar period of time against a prospective lib dem candidate.  He was given 16 weeks suspended.  The discrepancy in these punishments for very similar crimes with very different motives is very disturbing in a democratic society.

There are other animal rights prisoners who have been found guilty of "conspiracy to blackmail" serving 11  and 9 years.  They were responsible for running a  (legal) campaign to protest against a major vivisection laboratory.   This kind of sentencing is on a par with those given to murderers and rapists.  It is outrageous that in this day and age sentecing is so out of touch with the action to which it is related.

I would also like to see the repeal of sections 145 – 149 of the SOCPA act. 

Offenders Humanright’s

Any person who is serving a custodial sentence for a committed crime should automatically loose all their humanrights with the exception of food & water and prisons should only provide their basic needs not a "holiday camp" enviroment. 

Why is this idea important?

Any person who is serving a custodial sentence for a committed crime should automatically loose all their humanrights with the exception of food & water and prisons should only provide their basic needs not a "holiday camp" enviroment. 

Ex-prisoner ‘Disclosure’ ‘spent’ on appeal

Sentences of 6 months or more a prisoner, on release, has, by law, to dislose to future employers, landlords, insurance companies etc for 10 years.  Sentences of more than 30 months – for life.  Disclosure results in increased premiums and rents.  If the ex-prisoner cannot gain employment, benefits must be the only source of income.  If, however, he or she can prove that they have their lives back on track and have gained useful, tax-paying employment, a possible appeal should be in place to cancel the disclosure term(official term 'spent').  After all there is an appeal process against a sentence, a possible early release from prison but no appeal against disclosure, which is an added sentence after release.  The slate is not, therefore, wiped clean.

Why is this idea important?

Sentences of 6 months or more a prisoner, on release, has, by law, to dislose to future employers, landlords, insurance companies etc for 10 years.  Sentences of more than 30 months – for life.  Disclosure results in increased premiums and rents.  If the ex-prisoner cannot gain employment, benefits must be the only source of income.  If, however, he or she can prove that they have their lives back on track and have gained useful, tax-paying employment, a possible appeal should be in place to cancel the disclosure term(official term 'spent').  After all there is an appeal process against a sentence, a possible early release from prison but no appeal against disclosure, which is an added sentence after release.  The slate is not, therefore, wiped clean.

Prisoners To Do Charity Work

I believe it would be a good idea to give prisoners the option of reducing their sentance a little, if they manage to achieve a set amount of charity work. This may involve producing hand made nets for protecting crops, making useful tools, tents or cultivating plants for example.

Why is this idea important?

I believe it would be a good idea to give prisoners the option of reducing their sentance a little, if they manage to achieve a set amount of charity work. This may involve producing hand made nets for protecting crops, making useful tools, tents or cultivating plants for example.

prisoners to pay for their keep if they can afford it

When people that have been imprisoned, and they can afford to pay for their time in prison, it should be an automatic that they are charged for it. One very notable person that comes to mind was Jeffery Archer, who appeared to make money out of his time in jail.

Why is this idea important?

When people that have been imprisoned, and they can afford to pay for their time in prison, it should be an automatic that they are charged for it. One very notable person that comes to mind was Jeffery Archer, who appeared to make money out of his time in jail.

IPP

 

I feel that the IPP hould be abolished  because of over crouding. People spend longer in prison's than their tarrif because of the over crouding. Relitives have no conslusive answer to when thier loved ones will be released.

Why is this idea important?

 

I feel that the IPP hould be abolished  because of over crouding. People spend longer in prison's than their tarrif because of the over crouding. Relitives have no conslusive answer to when thier loved ones will be released.

Criminals and Their “Rights” and Punishment

If you are convicted of a crime the your human rights and criminals rights to use them should be revoked….you break the law and you forfeit the right to use them.

Also depending on the severity of the crime obviously, criminals should be restricted to house arrest (so keeping prisons free for actual serious offenders and four walls will drive you more nuts than prison), made to do public service between the hours of 9-6 (graffiti removal, cleaning dog poop off the streets, litter picking, restoration of public areas, tending elderly peoples houses, repainting, cleaning up the homes they wrecked, rubbish disposal, recycling, fly tipping clean up, cleaning hospitals, etc) everything that the council sees fit to do at a leisurly pace or not at all or for an extortiant rate, can be done so much faster by the criminals who break the law….then freeing the council to do more important jobs. plus it would give criminals a better idea of what work actually is…..akin to the chain gangs they have in america.

for more serious criminal acts that are a danger to society eg rapists paedophiles violent offenders they can be put to work inside the prison walls instead, yet again of having a holiday playing on playstations and xboxs….which brings me onto the point of luxury items in the cells – there should be none you want something to do read a book  – those items should be taken and given to kids who have nothing/donated to hospitals etc.

if you want to improve yourself then thats something that has to be earned by working on the "chaingang" and keeping out of trouble etc

Why is this idea important?

If you are convicted of a crime the your human rights and criminals rights to use them should be revoked….you break the law and you forfeit the right to use them.

Also depending on the severity of the crime obviously, criminals should be restricted to house arrest (so keeping prisons free for actual serious offenders and four walls will drive you more nuts than prison), made to do public service between the hours of 9-6 (graffiti removal, cleaning dog poop off the streets, litter picking, restoration of public areas, tending elderly peoples houses, repainting, cleaning up the homes they wrecked, rubbish disposal, recycling, fly tipping clean up, cleaning hospitals, etc) everything that the council sees fit to do at a leisurly pace or not at all or for an extortiant rate, can be done so much faster by the criminals who break the law….then freeing the council to do more important jobs. plus it would give criminals a better idea of what work actually is…..akin to the chain gangs they have in america.

for more serious criminal acts that are a danger to society eg rapists paedophiles violent offenders they can be put to work inside the prison walls instead, yet again of having a holiday playing on playstations and xboxs….which brings me onto the point of luxury items in the cells – there should be none you want something to do read a book  – those items should be taken and given to kids who have nothing/donated to hospitals etc.

if you want to improve yourself then thats something that has to be earned by working on the "chaingang" and keeping out of trouble etc

Remove human rights for convicted prisoners and deport crimial foreign nationals regardless of human rights

The fact that convicted prisoners are locked up indicates they are a menace to society. Therefore, if they cannot respect other peoples human right to security/safety, then remove all their rights to enable effective punishment. This would also generate a significant cost saving to the prison service.

As their time in jail comes to an end, introduce a rehabilitation plan (with human rights reinstated depending on behaviour).

For foreign nationals claiming they will be victimised upon return to their contry of origin – don't commit the crime here in the first place, simple. It is good for Britain to have a wide number of nationalities arriving on our shores, but abide by our rules or leave.

Why is this idea important?

The fact that convicted prisoners are locked up indicates they are a menace to society. Therefore, if they cannot respect other peoples human right to security/safety, then remove all their rights to enable effective punishment. This would also generate a significant cost saving to the prison service.

As their time in jail comes to an end, introduce a rehabilitation plan (with human rights reinstated depending on behaviour).

For foreign nationals claiming they will be victimised upon return to their contry of origin – don't commit the crime here in the first place, simple. It is good for Britain to have a wide number of nationalities arriving on our shores, but abide by our rules or leave.