Monday, 5 October 2015

Pleased that Michael Gove's prison reforms will free up governors to take control of their prisons

Michael Gove plans to give governors new powers over budgets, education and even the perks offered to prisoners for good behaviour. This is a very good idea, and along the lines a lot of writers, myself included have sought. The old system of total control by Westminster of a prison does not work, particularly at the lesser grades of prison, and I welcome this and the other reforms proposed. A lot of this can be found in my book Doing Time. More details of the reforms here: