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.

Monday, February 22, 2010

What A Coincidence!

The prison Early Release Scheme is to be ended on the 9th of March with the last prisoner being released in early April.

What a fantastic coincidence that this will happen just a few weeks before the General Election. It's lucky that I am not a cynic, because if I were I would see this as unprincipled electioneering, but it was announced by Jack Straw, so it must be all right.

Mustn't it?