Category Archives: Prison

Conviction Politics

David Cameron welcomed the recent ruling by the Supreme Court against giving prisoners the right to vote as a “victory for common sense.” Whilst people will understandably shed no tears that convicted rapists, murderers and paedophiles are being denied the … Continue reading

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Keeping Tags on Outsourcing

So it seems that outsourced security services are set to be investigated by the Serious Fraud Office for overcharging the government (read “robbing the taxpayer”) of tens of millions of pounds for tagging criminals. It rather looks as though the … Continue reading

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Electoral Reform

Once again, addressing the issue of prisoner voting in the UK has been delayed – this time through the drawing up of draft legislation which it is expected will take years to settle, fine-tune and approve. Parliament’s continued defiance of … Continue reading

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Prison Factories

Justice Secretary Ken Clarke has set out details of his scheme to set up factories in prisons. The idea is apparently to get criminals into “lawful constructive employment.” Shadow Lord Chancellor and Justice Secretary Sadiq Khan and the GMB union … Continue reading

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