Judges lead revolt as crime policy falls apart

The credibility of Tony Blair’s law and order policy hung by a thread last night as he tried to undo the damage caused by the prisons overcrowding crisis.

The Prime Minister was dragged into the Home Office controversy during a remarkable day when a succession of judges added their voices to the clamour about criminals escaping jail sentences.

The row was intensified by the resignation of the head of the Youth Justice Board who quit in protest at the Government’s “swamping” youth jails with too many inmates.

Telegraph | News | Judges lead revolt as crime policy falls apart


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