One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The principle that a sentence given to a convicted person should be served in full.‘we have this constant call for tougher sentences and truth in sentencing’
- ‘Before they brought in this wonderful truth in sentencing stuff and so on, ten or eleven years was the average period of a murder sentence.’
- ‘One thing that I absolutely think is necessary is truth in sentencing.’
- ‘We are the party that believes in truth in sentencing and zero tolerance, and is tough on crime, but believes in justice.’
- ‘The truth in sentencing conference exposed some of the more ridiculous situations that exist in this country with regard to violent crime.’
- ‘Why does he not support truth in sentencing and lock up a whole lot more for a whole lot longer?’
- ‘His government has strengthened "truth in sentencing" laws that prevent judges and parole authorities from shortening jail terms.’
- ‘Should courts, when sentencing offenders, have one eye on the remissions system that used to operate before truth in sentencing legislation came in?’
- ‘Truth in sentencing means that the four years means exactly what it says: they serve every day of that four years, and that's the situation in Victoria now.’
- ‘A popular uprising against sentencing laws has swept across the nation in the past decade, winning passage of tough mandatory minimum sentences and "truth in sentencing" laws.’
- ‘We called for "truth in sentencing" and an end to release at the half-way stage which is automatic for nearly all prisoners.’
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