Sentencing Council consultation on breach offence guideline

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Prison Reform Trust
Prison Reform Trust
Date of publication
1 January 2018
Criminal Justice Services, Offenders
Social welfare
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The Prison Reform Trust welcomes opportunities for further discussion on how to ensure proportionate responses to those who breach a Community Order, Suspended Sentence Order or Licence Condition.

The Sentencing Council’s remit is to work within the statutory framework. However, the Prison Reform Trust believes the Guidelines are a critical and influential aspect of the sentencing regime and more can be done to temper and restrain unnecessary use of imprisonment. Unless and until this happens many prisons will be continue to be overcrowded and dangerous places unable to deliver rehabilitative outcomes for those sent there in part for that purpose.

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