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IPP and Life

In one of my previous posts [A Man Without A Past] I wrote that, had I been sentenced just three years later, I probably would have received one of the controversial IPP sentences but, because they didn’t yet exist in 2002, I was instead given ‘Detention for Life’ with a minimal time to serve of just under three years. Well, IPP sentences have been reviewed both in Britain and by Europe, and they have effectively been scrapped. They will no longer be given out. But those that have them haven’t just been released, they continue to have to fight for parole, just like other lifers. Just like myself in fact. Continue reading