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Prisoner Release Decisions

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 11:45 am on 20th October 2009.

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Photo of Nick Palmer Nick Palmer Labour, Broxtowe 11:45 am, 20th October 2009

Just to test what the hon. Gentleman has said, does he agree that the length of sentence is pretty important, certainly in extreme cases? Let us imagine that I was suffering from terminal cancer and assassinated Mr. Olner. If I then applied for immediate release on compassionate grounds, would there not be something a bit inappropriate about it?