Exclusive: Thousands of rapists, sex offenders and violent thugs freed before serving HALF their jail terms
Thousands of rapists, sex offenders and violent criminals are being released from prison before serving even half of the jail sentences which were handed down by the courts, The Daily Telegraph can disclose.
The Government said they were released early because it would be “unlawful” to hold the criminals in jail until after they have served half of their jail terms.
Last night Tory MP Priti Patel, who obtained the figures, said the fact that so many violent criminals were freed early was an “insult to their victims”.
In all the figures show that 92 rapists, 176 sex offenders and 6,990 violent criminals were released from jail in 2011 having served less than half their sentence in custody.
This is the equivalent of 40 per cent of all the violent criminals who were released lat year, 12 per cent of rapists and 11 per cent of sex offenders.
Under Ministry of Justice rules anyone serving a determinate sentence of more than 12 months must be released from prison on licence at the half way point.
Officials said that where a prisoner\’s release date falls on a weekend or Bank Holiday, they will be released on the last working day.
They said that holding the criminals until the first working day after the halfway point of their jail terms would be “unlawful”.
What? This is all about someone being released on a Friday not a Monday?
Do fuck off Ms. Patel, there are important things happening in the world.
Not that it\’s not a good career move you understand. Attractive woman talking about punishment, talking about being strict, goes down well with a certain section of the Tory Party.
Was the making of Edwina Currie after all. Perhaps SamCam should watch out?