Some of our readers have been emailing us and asking us on Facebook about the current situation with the IPP sentence. Here is a reply from, John Hirst. Jailhouse Lawyer.
"So Kenneth Clarke has fudged it. Last December, the justice secretary said he intended to restrict IPPs to offenders who would otherwise have merited a fixed sentence of 10 years. Those who had served their tariffs would be released, he suggested, unless they "clearly posed a very serious risk of future harm".
Now, though, he is conducting an urgent review "with a view to replacing the current IPP regime with a much tougher determinate sentencing framework".