The inflexibility of the British Legal System

The BBC has a report called Christmas squatter is jailed for six months. A homeless man, who had this year lost his job and home, had stolen some keys to an apartment. On Christmas Eve in order to be out of the cold and knowing that the lady who lived there had gone away for the holidays, he let himself in. He watched TV, cooked food and then cleaned up after himself. The outside temp on Christmas Eve was -10 degrees. When the lady returned the man did not try and escape. He apologized and quietly went with police. He has now been jailed for 6 months. Is this fair? Is this justice?

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