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Imprisonment for Public Protection (IPP) sentences


More than 1,700 people are in prison serving indeterminate sentences for public protection, even though IPP sentences were abolished nearly 10 years ago. Some 96% of those prisoners have completed their mandatory period in prison (known as their “tariff”) and do not know when they will be released.

In this inquiry the Committee will examine policy issues surrounding IPP sentences, with the aim of identifying possible legislative and policy solutions.  

Note: The Committee will accept written submissions from serving prisoners by post - a maximum of 10 A4 pages. Submissions should be posted to: Justice Select Committee, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. If accepted by the Committee, all prisoner evidence submissions will be made fully anonymous before being published.

Please note the deadline has been extended until 22 November.

Read the call for evidence to find out more about the inquiry.

This inquiry is currently accepting evidence

The committee wants to hear your views. We welcome submissions from anyone with answers to the questions in the call for evidence. You can submit evidence until Monday 22 November 2021.

Read the call for evidence before submitting

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