Are criminals to get shorter sentences?



2017-03-07T08:52:32.528Z
2017-03-07T08:52:32.528Z

FW Pomeroy's statue of Justice atop the Old Bailey. Ben Sutherland

Criminals who plead guilty at their first court hearing are to get shorter overall sentences under new rules by the Sentencing Council. They will now serve one third of their total sentence. The new rules come into effect on 1 June 2017.

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