Justice Secretary David Gauke unveils plans to SCRAP prison sentences of six ...

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Justice Secretary David Gauke unveils plans to SCRAP prison sentences of six months or less if it's proved they do nothing to reduce crime rates Gauke said there's a case for less serious offences to be punished alternatively  He told the Commons he was hoping to have 'firm proposals by the summer' Mr Gauke first announced his intention to scrap short sentences in February 

By Sophie Borland for the Daily Mail

Published: 01:34 BST, 5 June 2019 | Updated: 01:34 BST, 5 June 2019

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Prison sentences of fewer than six months will be scrapped in proposals to be unveiled this summer, the Justice Secretary has said.

David Gauke said there was a 'strong case' for less serious offences to be punished with alternatives such as community work.

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