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Season 4, Episode 3: Short term prison sentences – why are they a disaster?

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In the Catch22Minutes podcast, we delve into some of today’s major social challenges. We speak to frontline experts, industry leaders and young people, in pursuit of ideas for reforming public services.

With the recent release of our manifesto: 22 ways to build resilience and aspiration in people and communities, our fourth season focuses on some of our key policy asks. It is presented by Catch22’s Head of Policy and Campaigns, Stella Tsantekidou.

In this episode of Catch22Minutes, we’ll be exploring the problem with short term prison sentences.

Last month, Justice Secretary Alex Chalk, announced that there will be a new legal presumption that offenders facing jail sentences of under 12 months will instead be given a community sentence. This is welcome news for many working in the Criminal Justice sector, as removing short term prison sentences has been at the top of the agenda for many organisations and politicians.

Joining Stella to discuss short term prison sentences, and why they do not work is Harvey Redgrave, Chief Executive of Crest Advisory, and Trustee at Catch22.

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