Justice

Questions over drop in prison sentences

A change in sentencing practice, leading to fewer people being sent to prison, has some asking questions about judicial independence. Laura Walters reports

The National Party says a change in sentencing practice that's led to fewer people being sent to prison is off the back of Government signalling.

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