Monday, June 02, 2008

Domestic Violence - International Division

Wife beaters to avoid jail thanks to overcrowded prisons crisis| This is London It sounds like they aren't even issuing the restraining orders. Of course violations of the order will result in no prison time, because the UK apparently feels that Domestic Violence is not a serious enough crime - given the prison overcrowding.

So exactly how does saving money by not building new prisons really serve the people of the UK? Are they safer? Are the abused spouses safer because the system won't even bother to issue restraining orders knowing they can't enforce them in any way?

In the meantime, the Labour Government claims that they are making "huge progress" at helping victims and bringing perpetrators to justice. They don't say how they are doing that.

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