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Re: Scottish High Court Appeal

Unfortunately it seems that for many years now our justice system has been driven more by the availability of prison places than the risks to society of the criminals in question.

(There is also the matter of using minor motoring and civil offences for revenue collection purposes but that is an entirely different subject.)

There is far too much reoffending so either prison isn't working, sentences are too short, or both. I believe there is also a strong case for 'life meaning life' for the more odious offenders so that we can be assured they will never see the light of day again; or at least until they are too frail to pose any risk to society.
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