Writing intermittently on life, politics, and society

Prison reform

I just watched a very interesting interview with Ken Clarke on Channel 4 News about his proposed reforms to the prison system. It’s a fascinating break from the tough-sounding “prisons work” paradigm of the Conservative party, and it could be interesting to see how his ideas play out if implemented.

One concern of mine however is the proposed voluntary and private sector running of unpaid work sentences, which could have similar effects to the work for benefits proposals.


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