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'The disappeared': prisoners on indeterminate sentences | Sophie Barnes

PUBLISHED September 18, 2012

The European court of human rights has ruled that indeterminate prison sentences (IPPs) breached prisoner's human rights. There are over 6,000 IPP prisoners in England and Wales currently without a release date, leading a senior high court judge to describe them as "the disappeared". 3,500 of these prisoners have already served their time but have no idea when they will leave prison.

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