Thursday, March 27, 2008

Prisons 'to remain at bursting' says Jack Straw

By Christopher Hope,Home Affairs Correspondent Last Updated: 2:52am GMT 27/03/2008

Prisons will be at bursting point for the next two years, Jack Straw, the Justice Secretary, has admitted.
His disclosure will prompt fears that emergency measures, such as the use of police cells to house prisoners and early release schemes, are here to stay.
The prison population reached a record 82,000 in February and is being managed on a short-term basis by prisons and the police.

No comments: