The Big Question: How can we end the crisis in Britain’s overcrowded prisons?
Make Justice Work in the Independent.
“Why are we asking this now?
Prison governors in England and Wales yesterday called for an end to all sentences of less than one year in a radical proposal to ease overcrowding. Paul Tidball, the Prison Governors’ Association president, warned ministers that cuts and overcrowding could lead to “widespread disorder” within the prisons system. He said: “Prison, the most expensive disposal option for the courts, should be reserved for those of highest risk to communities and citizens…”