Prison reform announced in Queen’s Speech

More than 5,000 offenders will be housed in new reform prisons by end of the year as part of largest reform programme since Victorian times.

  • biggest shakeup of prisons since Victorian times begins, as first six reform prisons named, including one of Europe’s largest prisons, HMP Wandsworth
  • freedoms for governors extended to all key aspects of prison management as MoJ also publishes review on overhaul of prison education
  • Prisons Bill centrepiece of new government legislative programme, which is focused on big social reform to extend life chances and opportunity for all

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