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Future Prisons calls for the government to shut more than 30 run-down and poorly-located prisons and replace them with 12 state of the art ‘Hub Prisons’, containing up to 3,000 inmates. The new prisons would lead to huge costs savings, a reduction in reoffending rates and a better quality of life for prisoners and prison staff.
Rebooting the PC urges police chiefs not to put ‘buildings before bobbies’. The police could save money and offer a better service to the public by closing out of date police stations and opening more local police offices in shopping centres and other popular public locations.
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Glyn Gaskarth, Policy Exchange’s Head of Crime & Justice, looks at the impact of the transfer of responsibility for the Fire and Rescue Service to the Home Office and the proposal for Police and Crime Commissioners to be able to take over governance of their local Fire and Rescue Service.
In this post Professor Christopher Forsyth (University of Cambridge) comments on the “double lock” proposals set out in the draft Investigatory Powers Bill, which would require Judicial Commissioners (High Court judges) to approve decisions of the Home Secretary to issue interception warrants.
Glyn Gaskarth, Policy Exchange’s Head of Crime & Justice, sets out the case made by David Lammy MP in his recent report for Policy Exchange Low Crime for All. The report calls for a more visible police force, with a greater emphasis on foot patrols in poorer areas.
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BBC News cites Richard Howard, Policy Exchange’s Head of Environment and Energy, calling for greater housing efficiency and how this can create many jobs, combat fuel poverty and reduce air pollution.
The Independent cites the influence of Policy Exchange’s Future Prisonsreport – and its proposals for new “Hub” prisons – on the government’s prisons plans.
Sell outdated prisons and build new ones – the first step in Gove’s mission to reform the penal system
Mark Wallace, ConservativeHome’s Executive Editor, attributes a recent government decision to sell off old inner city prisons to work from Policy Exchange, most recently in our Future Prisonsreport.
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