Concerns about MoJ’s prison building programme

The Prison Reform Trust has published its response to HM Treasury’s consultation on this year’s Budget, which highlights concerns about the viability of the Ministry of Justice’s prison building programme in light of the projected increase in prison numbers. Prison population projections, published last month, revealed that the population is expected to grow by around 1,600 above current levels by 2022. The response suggests immediate and practical steps which the government can take to deliver an incremental and sustained reduction in the prison population.

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