Extended jail term plan will lead to disaster

Behind bars: Boris Johnson’s plan for extended jail terms – stretching overstrained prisons beyond their limits – is criminal. But Johnson seems immune to punishment.

Conservatives can’t run prisons.

We all know this – right?

They tried privatising prisons and the cuts imposed by the privateers (in order to make a profit) meant wardens could not keep control.

Consider the failure to control drug use or even to stop drugs being passed into prisons.

Overcrowding led to unrest and even the occasional riot.

Now Boris Johnson has announced an intention to extend jail terms, meaning even more people will be packed into our limited prison space.

Or is he going to build more (like he promised to build more hospitals)?

Even if he achieved this – and I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting – would he not simply turn them over to private companies that would cock it all up again?

Yes, of course he would.

The UK’s prime minister is deliberately plotting a disaster for the justice system.

Or is there evidence that I am mistaken?

Source: Watchdog warns of prison overcrowding as Boris Johnson vows to extend jail terms | The Independent

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  1. trev February 7, 2020 at 8:27 pm - Reply

    Tories can’t run Prisons, or anything else, because they won’t put their money where their mouth is. They’re all mouth and no trousers.

  2. Marie February 7, 2020 at 8:36 pm - Reply

    More privatisation on the horizon.

  3. Zippi February 8, 2020 at 7:03 pm - Reply

    Is this not in response to those inmates who have automatic early release? To me, this seems sensible, at least in the short term. What is critical is what is done with the additional time. If the answer is nothing, I agree that it would be a potential disaster.

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