Friday, 6 June 2008

One In Seven.

Mr Smith thinks there is something fundamentally wrong with Scotland's justice system.

"ONE in seven crimes dealt with by Scotland's courts last year were committed by people on bail. Government figures revealed that bailed crooks were to blame for 29,000 offences."

It seems that there are so few available places left in Scottish prisons that people who should be locked up to for the protection of the public pending their trial are instead being left to walk the streets. He's not sure what the solution is but leaving accused people, many of whom already have criminal records, free to commit a further 29,000 offences doesn't seem like a good idea to Mr Smith.

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