Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Prisoners to be released early

The Government is expected to announce the early release of up to 2,000 criminals today in a bid to ease prison overcrowding.

Lord Falconer, the Justice Minister, will make a statement in the House of Lords later today, Downing Street said.

This government must have a very short memory or atleast they think we do. Rest assured I don’t. Can’t they remember that they did this in October 2005 and in October 2006 we found that more than 1000 violent crimes had been committed by offenders released early.

They released prisoners early in 2005 because of overcrowding and there is still overcrowding. Why can’t they learn that early release does not work? Why haven’t they built more prisons?

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