Campaigners demanded yesterday that thousands of prisoners currently held indefinitely should have their cases reviewed after the European Court ruled that the practice breached their human rights.
The European Court of Human Rights unanimously ruled that jailing dangerous prisoners indefinitely on the grounds of risk without giving them access to rehabilitation course breached their rights.
More than 6,500 offenders have been sent to jail without any fixed date for their release using indeterminate sentences since 2005.
Prison Reform Trust director Juliet Lyon called on the government to review the cases of over 3,500 people held beyond their tariff dates.
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