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Review of serious offence sentences

On 12 August 2019, the prime minister announced a review on sentences for the most serious offences.

It is part of a package of measures that include:

  • consideration of not letting out prisoners part-way through their sentence
  • a review of how to break the cycle of re-offending
  • additional £85 million to Crown Prosecution Service
  • 10,000 additional prison places starting with HMP Full Sutton
  • recruitment of extra 20,000 police officers over three years
  • giving police greater powers to stop and search. [19.08]
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