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How Labour’s jail strategy could come unstuck

8 July 2024

9:08 PM

8 July 2024

9:08 PM

Let’s talk cobblers. The Prime Minister has responded to the jail space crisis by ennobling the nation’s shoe mender-in-chief James Timpson and making him minister for prisons, probation and parole. This is a bold move but not one without risk.

It would only take one high-profile crime committed by a prisoner on early release to plunge the strategy into crisis

Timpson has made his fortune out of the ubiquitous key cutting and watch repair outlets that sprout from many big supermarkets.

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