UK drops plans to cut jail sentences

By REUTERS
June 21, 2011 09:19




LONDON - Britain is to drop plans that would have allowed criminals to serve only half their sentences if they pleaded guilty at an early stage, British media reported on Tuesday.

The policy - which would have saved millions of pounds for a government striving to slash its deficit -- had come under fire from the ruling coalition's main party and from victims' groups, particularly over fears it could apply to rapists.


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