Yet another Chris Grayling initiative which is going to fail miserably. I refer to the new Young Offenders Crime Factory, I mean institution, planned for Leicester.
Where is the justice department? Head in the clouds, ideas straight from cloud cuckoo land. When are they going to learn? How many riots can the country take before they wake up?
Just building larger and larger establishments will totally destroy the penal system.
Back in my earlier days as an inmate I could always see the benefits of smaller, well run local establishments where staff and inmates had much more of a rapport than in the larger units.
I have tried to get figures from the Justice Department with reference to re-offending rates but according to that department they are not available. I would more than confidentally state that the rate of re offending from Inmates at Shrewsbury Prison are far smaller than the rates for Strangeways or Walton.
Sadly Chris Grayling seems to be adopting two policies. Firstly privatise as much of the system as is possible and secondly sweep the problems under the carpet by putting more and more offenders in these new so called superprisons.
When oh when are the government going to address the causes of criminal activity instead of just locking people up.
Of course they aren’t or they wouldn’t be privatising probation.
I can recall when the prison population first reached 50,000, not that long ago. Now it’s rapidly heading towards 90,000, wher will it end?

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