Saturday, May 27, 2006

Banged Up for a While

Kent on Saturday reports that five drunken youths from Broadstairs, Herne Bay and Ramsgate who attacked two brothers in "An orgy of violence" outside Broadstairs station, in November of last year are behind bars.

But does "Four years youth custody" actually mean that or like the example, this week, of a Thanet woman who encountered her best friend's murderer behind the counter of a shop in Canterbury, does it mean rather less than the tariff imposed by the court.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Correct me if I am wrong. Often it means 4 years(whatever the length of sentence) with half that time on licence during which time if an offender reoffends they are hauled back to prison double quick. The offender also has to report to a police station between the times of say 5 pm and 7pm every day or whatever the court sets as appropriate.

Nethercourt said...

Is that another way of saying " Two years of daytime television, snooker, 'learning yer rights' and how not to get caught next time....?

Anonymous said...

Get 4; do 2 and the poor victim has a life sentence. Well these guys need to get to an Open Prison fast because Open means just that for our foreign guests of Her Majesty. It appears that even mentally deranged and dangerous foreign criminals are released back on to our streets so the fact that our own thugs will be loose in 2 years should not really worry us.

Old Codger said...

Telegraph's headline sums it all up
"POLICE SEAL OFF OPEN PRISON AS FOREIGN INMATES FLEE". One was a leading Jamaican Drugs Dealer; in Thailand he would have faced the death penalty; in England we put him in Ford Open Prison on trust to be a good boy and not leg it.
In Blairland, the political cronies have managed to screw up even our prisons, so that they are "unfit for purpose". I thought the purpose of prison was to protect society by keeping prisoners in!

Anonymous said...

Just got back from a very pleasant day at Chelsea Flower Show. That was of course until we had to endure the journey from Victoria to Broadstairs by train, accompanied by three drunken louts who were f'ing and blinding every other word and screaming racial obscenities in front of women and children. The ticket collector seemed powerless to intervene, and I don't blame him. He probably didn't want to risk being knifed. I would like to know, what percentage of our population can be attributed to these types of thugs, and why the majority of us have to put up with this type of appaling, anti-social behaviour. I shall be returning my family rail card, as I have no intention of putting my family through that ordeal again. Oh, and guess where they got off the train?

Anonymous said...

Margate?