Time to set free the truth about IPP
Jason Thorne was sentenced to a 17 month tariff and IPP in 2006. He completed all the courses that he was assigned to do and in 2015 was sent to open conditions for, what he thought, his progression to release. In 2016 Jason seen an old friend, Jessica, and was working in The Clink restaurant in Cardiff. Unbeknown to Jason, Jessica was going through some hard times and found himself dragged into a situation, through no fault of his own, that neither of them had any control over. Malicious and false accusations were made about Jason which seen him taken back into closed conditions where he still remains.
Despite investigations proving that the allegations were false Jason still remains in closed conditions and left in 'limbo'. Where are the safeguarding measures for these prisoners who, quite clearly, are in a vulnerable predicament with nowhere to turn if they are being harassed? What is the point of Open Prisons when they are exposing their prisoners to the possibility of being targeted? Open Prisons are there to help prisoners resettle but how can they when they are still being treated as if they are in closed conditions. There needs to be radical changes throughout the Prison Systems so that prisoners can SUCCESFULLY progress through them with the right support and back-up otherwise Open Prisons are a pointless, failing in their duties to resettle people.
Jason and Jessica have since struck up a relationship but the question in this case is whether Jason is the only person to have been 'recalled' due to lies and malicious people under the IPP sentence? How can the justice system justify keeping someone locked up because of lies? Surely those that are maliciously abusing the IPP sentence to their own personal gain should face some sort of punishment themselves? This is nothing more than BULLYING and we have to ask ourselves if bullying is ok just because someone has been in prison or if all bullies should have to answer to their own 'crimes' regardless of the person they are bullying.
Jessica is campaigning to have the IPP removed from those who still carry it and is fighting to have Jason released.
IPP is not just a sentence but a death penalty for many. Join us in the fight against the IPP sentence as it's not just the prisoners that this barbaric sentence affects but their loved ones too, including thousands of children who have no idea when their parent will be home.