Prison population hits another new high
Make Justice Work in The Independent.
Roma Hooper, director of Make Justice Work, 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.
”There is no excuse and today’s figures are a final warning: we must act now or pay the tax and social costs of a penal system stretched beyond its limits.”