Monday, 25 January 2010

Prison Reform

Anyone who knows me knows that prison reform is one of the main reasons I want to get involved in the House of Commons. There is a recent Commons Justice Select Committee report which has
- underlined the unsustainable rise of prison numbers
- the terrible failure to address reoffending

Britain locks up more people than any other European democracy ....
We have to address the constant failure to address the need for rehabilitation
Prison does not solve all the problems for criminals - if you accept that they will come out at some stage then you need to address rehabilitation - currently we barely do this: if we do this
- we cut crime
- we save money in the prison, law and order and justice systems
and address the fundamentals of a moral responsibility.