A Gap in the law – 31st October 2012

On October 31, 2012, in Society, States Reform, by Lyndon-Farnham

A gap in the law has led to a convicted killer receiving a sentence that even the court passing sentence deems to be inappropriate. The Royal Court was unable to impose a life sentence because it cannot set a minimum period before early release is considered for manslaughter. It is therefore time to identify and consolidate areas of political accountability and responsibility into a Justice Department or Ministry to eliminate any grey areas of policy making and to ensure the Judicial system is receiving the appropriate support.  http://www.thisisjersey.com/news/2012/10/31/killers-sentence-gap-in-law-raised-six-years-ago/

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