Sunday 22 October 2017

Kick in the teeth for crime victims

Madam -- I fully agree with the views of Tom Cooper (Sunday Independent, April 29, 2012) about disparities in sentencing.

In a week in which we have Defence Minister Alan Shatter announcing early release for hundreds of prisoners, this is just another "kick in the teeth" for victims of crime. There is no deterrent for these criminals. Do away with concurrent sentences. Everyone deserves a second chance, but not 40, 50 or 60.

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