FactCheck: Who benefits from 50% ‘discounted’ jail terms?
The claim “It is true that we are thinking of putting up the reduction to a half. It makes an enormous difference to costs, police time and the involvement of unnecessary preparations for trial if everybody leaves guilty pleas to the last possible moment.” Ken Clarke, Justice Secretary, House of Commons debate, May 17, 2011
Prisoner votes: compensation figures under lock and key
The claim “This is potentially costing us £160 million, so we have to come forward with proposals, because I do not want us to spend that money; it is not right.” David Cameron MP, Prime Minister’s Questions, November 3, 2010
How much is spent locking up children?
Is Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg’s claim that the government spent 11 times more on “locking up” children,on prevention correct? Channel 4 FactCheck investigates.