GET INVOLVED

 

The best thing you can do to help those affected by the IPP is let your MP know that you care. We believe public pressure is the best way to get change. There are

lots of other things you can do too. Read about them below.

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WRITE TO YOUR MP

Let them know you care about the IPP sentence. Use our template letter, or write your own.

KEEP UP WITH IPP WATCH

We regularly report on parliamentary and Ministry of Justice activity about the IPP sentence. Read it, share it, keep it visible.

SHARE A SUMMARY OF THE SENTENCE

Many people do not know what the IPP sentence is. Help us raise awareness by sharing
our summary.

HELP US BUILD OUR SUPPORT DIRECTORY

We want to build a directory of support that is tailored to the
needs of people affected
by the IPP sentence. If
somewhere has helped
you, let us know.

SIGN A PETITION

Several petitions have been launched to challenge the IPP sentence. UNGRIPP does not have one yet, but you can sign one of the others, to add your voice.

SHARE PEOPLE'S STORIES

Many people serving the IPP sentence have told their story publicly. Help us keep them visible by sharing media from our archive, and our Twitter project: The Forgotten.

SHARE YOUR STORY

Are you serving an IPP sentence, or have a loved one who is? Are you a professional working with someone serving the sentence? Were you the victim of someone who received an IPP sentence? We want to hear from you, and make sure nobody is forgotten, and everyone is heard.

PARTICIPATE IN AN EVENT



Keep an eye on our blog, where we'll let you know about any events that are organised.

 

WRITE TO YOUR MP

THREE EASY STEPS

 

1. FIND OUT WHO YOUR MP IS

Check who your MP is - make sure you write to the MP for your constituency.

2. WRITE YOUR LETTER!

We recommend saying four things:


1. What the IPP sentence is (see our summary)

2. Why you think its wrong (see our 10 reasons)

3. What you would like them to do about it (see our campaign goals)

4. Any personal experience you have, as a person serving an IPP sentence, a loved one, or a professional

Not sure what to say? We recommend using our template letters below.

The letters are structured around our campaign goals, but we believe everybody should make up their own mind about what they believe should happen to the IPP sentence. Read our analysis of the options for change, and if you are not sure about our campaign goals yet, adapt the letter to reflect your views.

Read our blog post about why it's important to write to your MP about the Sentencing Bill. 

SERVING AN IPP SENTENCE? OR A FAMILY MEMBER OF SOMEONE WHO IS?

Our suggested template letter for people serving an IPP sentence, their families and loved ones.

A PROFESSIONAL WHO IS CONCERNED ABOUT THE IMPACT OF THE IPP SENTENCE ON PEOPLE YOU WORK WITH?

Our suggested template letter for professionals who have worked with people affected by the IPP sentence.

MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC? HEARD ABOUT THE IPP SENTENCE AND WANT TO CHANGE IT?

Our suggested template for anybody who has heard about the IPP sentence and is concerned about it.

3. SEND IT AND LET US KNOW!

It is important that you write to the MP for your constituency, not the constituency that your loved one serving an IPP lives in (if it is different). This is because MPs MUST respond to people from their own constituency, but not from others.

MP'S WHO SUPPORT CHANGE

These are some MPS who have already spoken out about the IPP sentence. Let them know you appreciate their efforts:

Olivia Blake - Sheffield, Hallam

Richard Burgon – Leeds East

Christopher Chope – Christchurch

Tan Dhesi – Slough

Kate Green – Stretford & Urmston

Shabana Mahmood – Birmingham, Ladywood

Yasmin Qureshi – Bolton South East

Ellie Reeves – Lewisham West & Penge

Jeff Smith – Manchester, Withington

Jo Stevens – Cardiff Central