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Lawyers, judges in secret courts to wear ‘sinister’ wigs

Images of a new range of ‘surreal’ judicial wigs, whose purpose is to ‘terrify and intimidate’ suspects appearing before secret courts, has been leaked to the press.

The Home Office would neither confirm nor deny the wigs’ existence, but sources inside the Ministry of Justice said the wigs were aimed at creating a ‘sinister, nightmarish and deeply unfashionable’ atmosphere inside the hush-hush courts.

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Posted: Jun 18th, 2013
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Offenders urged to do community service first, then commit crime

‘For too long, people have built up massive debts to society, then struggled to clear those debts, said chief probation officer Nigel Krane. ‘It’s time we encouraged people to save up community credit, then commit senseless crimes within their means.’

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Posted: Oct 22nd, 2011
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Ken Clarke to introduce Nectar points for criminals pleading guilty

Justice Secretary absolutely sure this will workJustice Secretary Ken Clarke has announced that plans to reduce prison sentences by up to 50% will be abandoned in favour of a new system of HMP Nectar points.

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Posted: Jun 9th, 2011
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Prisoners promise not to run off after voting

Fears that prisoners in the UK will simply run off after posting their voting slip in the ballot box have forced the Government to re-think proposals to give inmates the vote. ‘We have concerns that some prisoners may not be entirely trustworthy,’ said Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke.

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Posted: Jan 22nd, 2011
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Reruns of Colditz blamed for new spate of prison breakouts

trying to escape 'just part of the fun'‘In this day and age you just don’t expect to find a ruddy great tunnel running from the back of the showers to the newsagents across the street, do you?’

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Posted: Nov 7th, 2010
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