Covid 19 Discount in sentencing

Is the Covid 19 sentencing discount a thing?

Well….Yes it is. To recognise the considerable hardship that remand prisoners suffered in the Covid 19 pandemic, the District Court is providing a “Covid 19” sentencing discount.

What that discount is will depend on the judge, the length of the sentence to which a prisoner will be subject to and the individual factors submitted by the Prosecutor and Defence.

It is impossible to say beyond an educated guess what that discount amounts to in an actual time, but the very fact that the recognition is there demonstrates that the District Court is aware of the significant impact that remand prisoners felt when the pandemic prevented their loved ones from seeing them in prison.

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