New powers to the public on sentencing?

Sunday 28 March 2010 at 11:05 pm | In News | Post Comment
Telegraph on line
The Telegraph reports that under controversial moves likely to be announced within days, a new website will allow people to draw to the attention of Baroness Scotland, the Attorney General, cases where they believe punishments issued in courts have not been harsh enough.

She will be under a new obligation to take local campaigns into account before weighing up whether to apply to have a sentence increased because it is unduly lenient.

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