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Tuesday 28 November
“Prisoners should be granted
Life in prison is difficult -
Most prisoners at some point will be released back into the community. It is generally accepted as an important part of any potential rehabilitation that some contact with prisoners families is maintained and that there is some means of allowing a prisoner to start to re-
For several years some prisoners have been granted release on temporary licence (rotl) to allow a few days at home over Christmas. This is sometimes (but not always) part of a process of preparing people for release. Unsurprisingly it is subject to stringent safeguards and a track record of previous good behaviour on temporary release. The scheme is usually restricted to Category D/Open prisons where inmates are assessed as relatively low risk.
Is this temporary release fair on the victims of crimes and their families? -
It is not easy for prisoners to go home at Christmas -
Is it right that people convicted of crimes are allowed temporary release from prison or should we adopt a hard line "if you can't do the time don't do the crime" approach?
Does this sort of temporary release scheme work -
This is the last debate before Christmas.
Timing : 7:00 p.m (Debate starts 7:15)
@ Quaker Meeting House, Union Walk, Frodsham Street, CHESTER CH1 3LF (above Brighthouse)
Proposer: Rob Millington (CDS) )
Opposer: Katrina McKay (Slater Heelis Solicitors)
This house believes that ….