On tonight's programme from Westminster, Gerry Foley talks to the Conservative MP for Hexham - and former criminal lawyer, Guy Opperman - about his new book 'Doing Time'.
Darlington MP Jenny Chapman - a former prison psychologist, now Labour's spokesperson on prisons - joins them to discuss how to reduce re-offending.
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