The Magistrate's Blog (2005-2012)

This blog has migrated to www.magistratesblog.blogspot.co.uk This blog is anonymous, and Bystander's views are his and his alone. Where his views differ from the letter of the law, he will enforce the letter of the law because that is what he has sworn to do. If you think that you can identify a particular case from one of the posts you are wrong. Enough facts are changed to preserve the truth of the tale but to disguise its exact source.

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The blog is written by a retired JP, with over 30 years' experience on the Bench.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

You Heard It Here First

The Government's Custody Plus initiative as enacted in the 2003 CJA is almost certain not to make its planned introduction date in November 2006. The reasons are manifold, but principally they involve Probation's inability to cope, and the fact that there is likely to be a prison capacity crisis a few months after C+'s introduction.