Prisoners are 'warehoused in overflowing prisons'

Mark Gettleson, Howard League for Penal Reform Credit: Daybreak

Mark Gettleson from the Howard League for Penal Reform said the Government's proposals to give ex-prisoners supervision in the community is "an admission that short-term prison sentences are failing".

He added that prisoners are currently "being warehoused in enormous overflowing prisons, rather than being given something useful to do on the outside."

Read: Supervision in the community for all ex-prisoners

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Prisoner probation plan attacked

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