With all the media coverage over sentences give to criminals,particulary over the last few days,Lord Ramsbotham told BBC Radio's daily politics show "I wish he'd (bLair) shut up,frankly". http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/5083686.stm Personally,I think the sentencing needs overhauling.I mean,crimes now are getting more violent & disturbing but when was the last time that the punishments were reflective of the crimes commited. The entire way that criminals are sentenced needs to be looked at.Useing overcrowding of the prison's is'nt & cannot be used as a excuse to let offenders out early or even given a reduced sentence. It beggars belief to me that a criminal can 'lose' a third of his sentence if he confesses early on!! (Jack Regan would be spinning in his grave!! ) Over to you!