David Blackburn

Redwood is right – prison sentencing may need reform out of fiscal necessity

John Redwood is one of the most original thinkers on the right; and tasked with finding solutions to cut expenditure, he has concluded that too many petty thieves and fraudsters are imprisoned. Redwood argues:

‘The first is all those people who commit crimes by taking money or property that does not belong to them, ranging from the common thief to the fraudster.

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