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Is prison right for aged offenders?

I HOLD no brief for the actions of Rolf Harris, but vindictive media treatment and claims that a six-year sentence for an 84-year-old is too lenient are alarming.

The fact is we are locking away a growing number of infirm, confused old men.

Elsewhere in Europe, sex offenders over 70 are given house arrest and a similar sentence is surely appropriate for geriatrics who no longer pose a threat.

REV DR JOHN CAMERON

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