Welcome to the modern world Mr. Kafka!
The report said the probation system lacks the resources to deal with the thousands of prisoners on Indeterminate Sentences for Public Protection (IPP), who now make up one in fifteen of the total prison population.
Indeterminate sentences were introduced in 2005 for the most dangerous offenders.
In theory they would not be released until they had completed courses aimed at reforming them and proved they were safe to be back in society.
We\’ve a modern twist!
We\’ll tell you what the crime was these days, even try you for it. But once found guilty, we won\’t tell you how long you\’re going to be locked up for!
In fact, we\’ll tell you that you will be locked up until you\’ve gone through various treatments and counselling sessions.
Then we\’ll not give you any treatment or counselling sessions!
Ain\’t that cute?
To be honest with you I cannot see why this isn\’t the most horrendous breach of civil rights. Locked up, the duration being at the pleasure of the bureaucracy?