Jane Kelly

Under this government, our prison system is falling apart

When I started visiting Wormwood Scrubs, it was pinched but peaceful. Now our prisons are pits of despair

It used to be sewing mail bags, picking oakum and working the treadmill, now the government has come up with a wheeze to get convicts busy with sandbags, fence posts and kit for the armed forces. The Justice Secretary, Chris Grayling, says the ten-year deal will teach convicts ‘the value of a hard day’s work’.

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