The idea of resettlement prisons is a good one - prisoners being integrated back into communities where they have family and friends could lead to reduced re-offending and fewer victims of crime.
However, this is another example of reality being very different from rhetoric.
These plans amounts to a substantial reorganisation of our prisons system, and it's not clear how it will be funded
Labour has consistently said that extending support for prisoners on sentences of less than 12 months is to be welcomed in theory.
But, in practice, it is another uncosted proposal from Chris Grayling.
An additional 50,000 offenders requiring support for skills, drug and alcohol dependency, behavioural problems, housing and jobs does not come out of fresh air.