C of E–Green Paper on punishment, rehabilitation and sentencing welcomed

The Church of England has welcomed the analysis and policy proposals in the Ministry of Justice Green Paper Breaking the Cycle: Effective Punishment, Rehabilitation and Sentencing of Offenders, December 2010.

The analysis and policy proposals ‘represent an honest recognition of some of the fundamental weaknesses in our current methods of dealing with offenders, and offer bold and far-reaching suggestions for improvement,’ the Church’s Mission and Public Affairs Council says in its response to the Green Paper.

The Council endorses the Green Paper’s plans for more use of properly-designed community sentences, diversion of mentally ill people from prison and more intensive concentration on effective rehabilitation of offenders through integrated services provided by the voluntary sector in partnership with statutory organisations.

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