WHAT the hell is this Government thinking? Do they really think that rewarding criminals is going to deter them from reoffending?
In the past few weeks we have been told that there will be a landline phone installed in all cells, followed by the news that prisoners will be given a laptop apiece.
Now the Government is going to stop sending to jail anyone who is given less than a six-month sentence.
This is not a justice system, it’s a laughing stock.
No wonder the criminals are queuing up to get back in. No worries about expenses and bills, jobs and food prices. In fact put me down for one if Theresa May and Co have time – it reads better than any hotel I’ve been in.
From: Paul Morley, Ribblesdale Estate, Long Preston, Skipton.
DO the people advising this approach to prison have any idea how the system which they are supposed to be in charge of actually works?
The majority of people who eventually receive a short prison sentence have already gone through every non-custodial option available.