Justice Committee launches inquiry into prison reform

The Justice Committee has launched an inquiry into the Government programme of reforms to prisons, on the assumption that, as indicated by Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP, there will be no substantial change to the programme of reforms to prisons already announced—including the £1.3bn estate modernisation programme, the creation of reform prisons to give prison governors greater autonomy, and the implementation of Dame Sally Coates’ education review. They initially seek overall views which will be followed up in greater detail with a series of sub-inquiries following the publication of a White Paper expected in October 2016. The deadline for submissions 30th September.

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