Prison population in England and Wales at record high
Make Justice Work on BBC News.
The number of prisoners in England and Wales has reached an all-time high, the Ministry of Justice has said.
“Roma Hooper, director of Make Justice Work, said the latest figures were a final warning.
She said: “Locking up thousands of low-level offenders for short periods of time has certainly contributed to the flood of new prisoners. Ken Clarke has broken the dam by admitting short-term prison sentences don’t work. Now Ed Miliband has said he agrees… we must act now or pay the tax and social costs of a penal system stretched beyond its limits”