It needs investment, but is a vast improvement on the system it replaces. The MPs who want a delay are misguided.
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The majority of those who leave prison will be convicted of new crimes within a year – that is a shameful failure.
Just under a third of prisoners say it is easy to get drugs in prison. Seven per cent say they have developed an addiction while incarcerated.
Edward Boyd: Tory Reform 5) Chris Grayling – His reform of the probation service is desperately needed
The CSJ has long witnessed the incredible power of the best voluntary organisations to transform lives.
As it stands, it’s too easy for drug users to “game” the system – or avoid punishment if they do get caught.
The Home and Justice Secretaries have two of the toughest jobs in Government. Their performance is an essential measure of the Coalition’s performance.