The families, friends, loved ones and supporters of those who were given an IPP have campaigned for a range of policy options to solve the IPP issue, and for the release of particular people serving an IPP. You can view the various petitions here.
FREE IPP PRISONER IAN HARTLEY
I am doing this not only for Ian but also for the rest of the long suffering prisoners still serving these inhumane sentences whereby they have no idea of when they will be released and nor do their families, this is totally against their human rights and justice needs to be served.
Please sign this petition in the hope that serving it to the government will get Ian released and he can then be rehabilitated in the community and start living his life as a loved family man just as he deserves.
LET MY SON BUILD HIS LIFE. ABOLISH THE IPP OFF HIM
My son Shaun Lloyd, is a devoted father. He loves spending time with his family and he knows the value of it having been imprisoned for more than 8 years. Shaun was given a minimum of 2 years for robbery in January 2006. He accepts he shouldn't have done it, and served his time. Despite this. We had to campaign until 2014 to get him out. This is because he is serving the Imprisonment for public protection (IPP). It means that there is no release date. He was just 18. Now Shaun desperately wants to rebuild his life. But he can get recalled and thrown into prison at any time - without even committing a crime.
RELEASE THE REMAINING IPP PRISONERS
The High Court abolished indefinite prison sentences (IPP sentences) in 2012, yet there are still 3500 IPP prisoners, stuck in the prison system with no hope of release, even if they've served their prison term and passed the necessary training.
We demand that; - The backlog of IPP prisoners is urgently attended to, and IPP prisoners are prioritised for release immediately. - IPP prisoners are offered the specialist support - indefinite sentencing has a devastating effect on IPP prisoners mental health, sixteen IPP prisoners have committed suicide this year.
AMNESTY UK TO CAMPAIGN AGAINST THE IPP SENTENCE
We are asking Amnesty UK to get involved with the campaign to bring an end to the Indeterminate Sentence for Public Protection (IPP). I have emailed and begged Amnesty UK and Amnesty International to get involved in this crisis and they refuse. I feel a petition will put pressure on them to research the IPP sentence and research the devastating cruel inhumane treatment that the IPP sentence inflicts on IPP prisoners and their families .
Please sign this petition for Amnesty UK to take action against the government.