The Howard League for Penal Reform has attacked the Government's plans to consider building a prison to house more than 2,000 prisoners, saying the project "will do nothing to cut crime".
The decision to spend hundreds of millions on a titanic prison is bizarre. Time and again, our prisons have proven a colossal waste of public money, with 58% of those on short-term sentences going on to commit more crime within 12 months of release.
The truth is that the government knows that there are far too many people in prison who shouldn’t be there, with the prison population having doubled since 1990. In particular, far more people who have committed non-violent crimes have been put on pointless sentences of six months or less.
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