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Lord calls for better prison education following his time inside for expenses fraud

An Essex Peer told the House of Lords that his time in jail has led him to call for better education for prisoners.

Lord Hanningfield was sentenced to nine months in prison in 2011 after being found guilty of nearly £14,000 worth of expenses fraud.

He served a quarter of the sentence in jail. He says during his spell in prison he had been shocked by the number of prisoners who were illiterate.

Below he talks about a prisoner who imagined all Lords had castles, and asked if he could borrow Lord Hanningfield’s for a rave.