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Under this government, our prison system is falling apart

When I started visiting Wormwood Scrubs, it was pinched but peaceful. Now our prisons are pits of despair

7 February 2015

9:00 AM

7 February 2015

9:00 AM

It used to be sewing mail bags, picking oakum and working the treadmill, now the government has come up with a wheeze to get convicts busy with sandbags, fence posts and kit for the armed forces. The Justice Secretary, Chris Grayling, says the ten-year deal will teach convicts ‘the value of a hard day’s work’.

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