The Prisons Minister says reducing the numbers incarcerated for under a year “would be good for public safety, good for the individuals and good for the prison system”.
After five different Secretaries of State in just over three years, the Ministry of Justice needs stability to take on a crucial task.
Many women’s lives could be transformed by the right approach – this issue must not be neglected or forgotten amid bigger and more newsworthy events.
That’s what Sarah Wollaston suggested on my show this week. Plus: my prison visit, sticking by your friends…and sticking with spending control in the Budget.
The Conservatives’ best chance of a majority is by winning over working class voters – who overwhelmingly and strongly oppose this daft policy.
David Lammy and the Social Mobility Commission both made a big splash on the basis of weak evidence and flawed assumptions.
Building up these vital links can both help individuals to reform and prevent their children following them into the prison system.
Incarcerating more criminals for longer has saved millions of people from becoming victims of crime.
There are sound, conservative reasons to take rehabilitation seriously.
The majority of those who leave prison will be convicted of new crimes within a year – that is a shameful failure.
The Justice Secretary discusses her goal of reducing reoffending.
Whether Truss’s inspiration is May on policing or Gove on schools, the only way ahead is a challenging radicalism.
Starting with Jobcentres, prisons and ambulances, there’s a long list of dysfunctional services that need fixing.
The Justice Secretary’s speech offers hope for those who want to see lower crime, and lives put back on track.
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.