Jail them FOREVER! Child killers and paedophiles must ‘never be released’ says Tory MP

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Speaking on the third day of the Blue Collar Conservative conference, Andrea Jenkyns explained there needs to be a balance between reforming prisoners and making sure life sentences are carried out. She said: “I think our justice system should become colour-blind. A crime is a crime no matter what background you are, what gender you are.

“We should believe in strong sentencing.

“I think that with child killers, life should mean life and with pedophiles, life should mean life.

“I don’t want to see people like that released on to the street.

“But at the same time it’s about getting the balance right and if we look at prisons.

“When I was a parliamentary candidate, I worked with some former prisoners and looking at the reforming mechanism but if you look at the stats a high number of people in prison cannot even read or write.

“There’s a high number of people who come from care.

“We need to make sure these people who are committing minor crimes and they’ve got the skills to make their way in life.

“But at the same time, prevention is better than cure. We’ve got to have strong sentencing.”

All week Express.co.uk will bring you exclusive coverage of the Blue Collar Conservatism Conference 2020, an event founded by former minister Esther McVey to listen to the views of grassroots voters in new Conservative seats across the UK.

Express journalists will travel up and down the country with Ms McVey’s team to hear what real people think of the key issues affecting their lives.

Of the event in association with the Daily Express, Ms McVey said: “This is the start of doing the traditional party conferences in a very different way. It is a Party Political Conference first. Travelling the country reaching out and speaking to the public and then getting Cabinet Ministers to reply.”

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