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Hugh Klare

PUBLISHED July 13, 2012

Hugh Klare, who has died aged 95, was for 21 years the secretary of the Howard League for Penal Reform, the charity that campaigns on issues such as sentencing, prison conditions, reducing offending and ensuring safer communities. His achievements included getting the First Offenders Act (1958) on to the statute book, requiring courts to give reasons before jailing first-time offenders.

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