Saturday, 26 January 2013

Heffer says more prisons needed to protect the public

In his column in today's Daily Mail, Simon Heffer attacks Labour's opposition to more prisons. He mentions the findings of last week's report from the Centre for Crime Prevention, the Sentencing Gap:
"Labour has opposed plans to build more prisons. Given that more than 90,000 criminals with several serious convictions are at large because of our already too lenient penal policy, how does that square with the need to protect the public?"