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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 The police could save money and offer a better service to the public by closing out of date police stations and opening more local police offices in shopping centres and other popular public locations.
Expanding Payment-by-Results argues that plans to privatise the probation service, underpinned by a ‘payment-by-results’ mechanism, will only work if the prisons system is wrapped into the reforms and prison governors are directly incentivised to cooperate with the new private and voluntary providers who are due to take over probation services.
Latest Crime & Justice Blogs
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.
Glyn Gaskarth, Policy Exchange’s Head of Crime & Justice, recounts his experience at the recent Police Federation conference. He argues that – counter to the conference’s theme that “cuts have consequences”, the police have in fact been able to do more with less, and offers suggestions for ways the police are able to do more still.
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Sell outdated prisons and build new ones – the first step in Gove’s mission to reform the penal systemPolicy Exchange
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.
Police Professional covers Low Crime for All, the latest report from Policy Exchange’s London-focussed Capital City Foundation unit, calling for 2,400 more police officers to be ‘visible and available’ on foot patrol throughout London.
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NEW PUBLICATION: Professor Martin Loughlin outlines the failings he perceives in the Supreme Court’s recent prorogation judgment. policyexchange.org.uk/publica…