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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

"Europe rights court rules England, Wales indeterminate sentences unlawful"

From Jurist:

The European Court of Human Rights [official website] ruled [judgment] Tuesday that England and Wales' indeterminate sentences for protection of the public (IPP) [BBC backgrounder] without the means for inmates to prove their rehabilitation are arbitrary and unlawful. The IPP requires an inmate to demonstrate to the Parole Board [official website] that he or she is no longer a threat to society to become eligible for release after serving a minimum sentence.

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