Banning Short Jail Terms: Why Is It Controversial?

Jail sentences less than 6 months could be banned in England and Wales, under a proposed Ministry of Justice scheme. But with all the benefits it could provide, why is it still controversial?

The Wrong Arm of the Law

Maryland, 1984. A young girl, Dawn Hamilton, aged 9, was looking for her friend Lisa in the woods. She came across two boys playing by a pond and asked them to help her find Lisa. They declined, then a man wandered over and said that he would help her. Dawn was later found dead in […]