Tag Archives: Prisons

Allowing Benefits to be Arranged From Prison Could Cut Reoffending

One of the key problems believed to contribute to re-offending is that prisoners are released with just £46, and as they are not able to arrange benefits while within prison, some have little option but to return, if not to crime, to their criminal friends. This is something Cambridge’s MP Julian Huppert has raised in [...]

Liberal Democrats Adopt Policy of Closing Women’s Prisons

Liberal Democrats Adopt Policy of Closing Women’s Prisons The Liberal Democrats have adopted a policy of closing all women’s prisons. Earlier today I watched a fantastic speech by a Liberal Democrat speaking at their conference saying the proposals were inequitable, and suggesting dropping them, but she overwhelmingly lost a vote on the matter. The Liberal [...]