Wednesday 3 April 2019 / 11:57 AM Justice / Richard Burgon

Justice Select Committee report on ending some short jail sentences – Richard Burgon responds

Richard Burgon MP, Labour’s Shadow Justice Secretary, responding to the Justice Select Committee report into ending some short jail sentences, said: 

“Labour welcomes the increasing focus on the need to end ineffective short sentences and replace them with robust community alternatives that actually reduce reoffending and contribute to public safety. Labour is currently carrying out a consultation on how in government we can best put an end to such wasteful short sentences.”