Prison Reform Trust: No place for shortcut justice

Prison Reform Trust: No place for shortcut justice
Prison Reform Trust: No place for shortcut justice

Juliet Lyon, director of the Prison Reform Trust, tells the BBC that she had had reservations regarding the proposals:

"In principle, it gave more discretion to judges, and that's something that's usually a good thing.

"But equally you don't want to shortcut justice, and you do want the checks and balances for say, people with learning disabilities - and there are many of them in the justice system - who would plead guilty to anything to get out of a very stressful situation."

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