Labour considering new prison plan due to overcrowding

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  1. kazenatsu

    kazenatsu Well-Known Member Donor

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    Labour considering new prison plan due to overcrowding
    Prison overcrowding is a key issue facing Keir Starmer's Labour
    government

    Labour is considering a plan for prisoners to be released having served less than half their sentence as a way to tackle overcrowding in England and Wales.

    The new proposal would release prisoners on "determinate" sentences between 40% and 43% of the way through their sentence. Offenders jailed for sex crimes, violence or terrorism would be excluded from the scheme, as would any offender subject to Parole Board decisions upon their release.​

    Labour considering new prison plan due to overcrowding | Watford Observer

    This problem is inherited from the conservative outgoing government... it's a shocking reality.

    All that mass immigration has resulted in increased crime rates and overfilled the prisons.
    And government doesn't have the money to keep all these people in prison.
    As many European countries are learning, you can add more people to a society, but that doesn't mean wealth and tax revenues are going to go up in proportion to the number of people.

    The only other option -- an "unimaginable" one -- would be for government to jam more people in the prisons and cut funding per person. This would start resulting in bad conditions and make Britain's prisons more like the horrible places in a Third World country. (Or maybe more realistically, at least start resembling the prison conditions in many parts of the U.S.)
     
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    Maybe instead of adopting the quality of life of the third world, we should just adopt the third world's immigration policy and send all the criminals there.

    I'm kidding ...mostly.
     

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