Build new prisons where employment is needed most

If new prisons are required to replace old uneconomic prisons it is common sense to build them in areas where employment is needed most. A 1500 place prison is said to provide over a thousand jobs, in a depressed area such as parts of Wales that would be a thousand people off of benefits and be a major boost to the regeneration of the area.

I note that the MOJ are currently pursuing a rural site in Runwell, Essex, a site earmarked in the LDF as a housing site. Runwell is in an area that does not need regeneration as it has reasonably high employment. To my certain knowledge i know that the leader of the overseeing council of Chelmsford has written personally to the Minister of Justice Mr. Blunt stating that fact, (And this despite the fact that the MOJ are offering a £20 million sweetener in return for outline planning permission)

In this time of belt tightening it does not make economic sense to force such a development on a green belt site where it is not wanted, when depressed areas would welcome the development with open arms and a £20 Million sweetener would not be required.

regards john wiles

Why is this idea important?

If new prisons are required to replace old uneconomic prisons it is common sense to build them in areas where employment is needed most. A 1500 place prison is said to provide over a thousand jobs, in a depressed area such as parts of Wales that would be a thousand people off of benefits and be a major boost to the regeneration of the area.

I note that the MOJ are currently pursuing a rural site in Runwell, Essex, a site earmarked in the LDF as a housing site. Runwell is in an area that does not need regeneration as it has reasonably high employment. To my certain knowledge i know that the leader of the overseeing council of Chelmsford has written personally to the Minister of Justice Mr. Blunt stating that fact, (And this despite the fact that the MOJ are offering a £20 million sweetener in return for outline planning permission)

In this time of belt tightening it does not make economic sense to force such a development on a green belt site where it is not wanted, when depressed areas would welcome the development with open arms and a £20 Million sweetener would not be required.

regards john wiles

BAN SMOKING IN PRISONS

Smoking should be totally banned in all prisons – if you are convicted of an offence you shouldn't have the privelege of being able to smoke inside. A similar policy has led to a substantial cut in crime on the Isle of Man as word got around of teh new restrictions.

Why is this idea important?

Smoking should be totally banned in all prisons – if you are convicted of an offence you shouldn't have the privelege of being able to smoke inside. A similar policy has led to a substantial cut in crime on the Isle of Man as word got around of teh new restrictions.

Prisoners to pay for their ‘Board and Lodgings

 

I think it would be very fair for anyone who is sent to prison to pay for their food and accommodation. This could be administered in the same way as student loans.

 

For example, if a person is sent to prison for 6 months, his punishment is being deprived of his freedom for that period. Why should tax payers pay for that persons keep whist in prison? The cost of ones ‘board and lodgings’ should be paid for by the prisoner and if funds are not available, then the monies would be lent to that person in a form of a loan. The loan would then be paid back either by money or community service after the prison term has ended.

Why is this idea important?

 

I think it would be very fair for anyone who is sent to prison to pay for their food and accommodation. This could be administered in the same way as student loans.

 

For example, if a person is sent to prison for 6 months, his punishment is being deprived of his freedom for that period. Why should tax payers pay for that persons keep whist in prison? The cost of ones ‘board and lodgings’ should be paid for by the prisoner and if funds are not available, then the monies would be lent to that person in a form of a loan. The loan would then be paid back either by money or community service after the prison term has ended.

PRISON SERVICE CROWN IMMUNITY AGAINST CONVICTED CRIMINALS CLAIMING COMPENSATION AMENDMENT

That the  HMP Prison Service or its employees when acting on its behalf are given crown immunity or current laws are amended to prevent convicted criminals/offenders from being able claim compensation in regard to incidents occurring on/within crown property.  

OR 

If this is  deemed impracticable then any future compensatory legal action instigated by convicted criminals/offenders against HM Prison Service or its employees acting on its behalf SHOULD NOT  be commissioned at the taxpayers expense UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.  Any cost borne by the litigator are solely theirs and their representatives alone unless they win their action.

 

Why is this idea important?

That the  HMP Prison Service or its employees when acting on its behalf are given crown immunity or current laws are amended to prevent convicted criminals/offenders from being able claim compensation in regard to incidents occurring on/within crown property.  

OR 

If this is  deemed impracticable then any future compensatory legal action instigated by convicted criminals/offenders against HM Prison Service or its employees acting on its behalf SHOULD NOT  be commissioned at the taxpayers expense UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.  Any cost borne by the litigator are solely theirs and their representatives alone unless they win their action.

 

Use techniques from the private sector in the justice system

It is common practice in the private sector to use outsourced suppliers to provide services that are non-core for the organization in question. In particular off shored suppliers can offer very attractive  in terms of price and contractual performance. 

The public sector should identify areas where the private sector can come in and assist and provide efficiencies via process and technology innovation. 

In particular large elements of the criminal justice system would benefit from these innovations. For example off-shoring offender management services to China would yield vast savings to the public purse. For example, currently managing a life term offender costs approximately £200,000 per year for 40 years. The Chinese system can manage this offender for as little as $10 (total cost) and in addition process expertise can yield revenue opportunities from the side effects of the process (cornea, kidneys, skin). Alternatively there are substantial revenue opportunities from young offender institutions (trainers, footballs, personal services to party officials and so on).

As an alternative option, offender management could be conducted on British Territory overseas, for example, South Georgia offers a large amount of potential work opportunities and appropriate accommodation could be sourced from large commercial suppliers such as B&Q. Solid larch lap sheds are lightweight and flat packed can be easily transported for offender lead assembly.  

Why is this idea important?

It is common practice in the private sector to use outsourced suppliers to provide services that are non-core for the organization in question. In particular off shored suppliers can offer very attractive  in terms of price and contractual performance. 

The public sector should identify areas where the private sector can come in and assist and provide efficiencies via process and technology innovation. 

In particular large elements of the criminal justice system would benefit from these innovations. For example off-shoring offender management services to China would yield vast savings to the public purse. For example, currently managing a life term offender costs approximately £200,000 per year for 40 years. The Chinese system can manage this offender for as little as $10 (total cost) and in addition process expertise can yield revenue opportunities from the side effects of the process (cornea, kidneys, skin). Alternatively there are substantial revenue opportunities from young offender institutions (trainers, footballs, personal services to party officials and so on).

As an alternative option, offender management could be conducted on British Territory overseas, for example, South Georgia offers a large amount of potential work opportunities and appropriate accommodation could be sourced from large commercial suppliers such as B&Q. Solid larch lap sheds are lightweight and flat packed can be easily transported for offender lead assembly.  

start to reduce the prison population

Repeal the following sections of the Criminal Justice Act 2003:

S.151 – allows community orders for non imprisonable offences. Can lead to custodial sentences if breached.

S154 (not yet in force) allows a magistrates' court to impose up to 12mths custody for one offence. The maximum at present is 6mths.

S181-182 – known as "custody plus" and again not yet in force.If implemented would increase the prison population in view of s.154 and breaches of licence conditions.At present release from prison following sentences of 12mths or less is without licence conditions.

S.183-186 – "intermittent custody" – not often used but experience shows that such partly custodial orders are imposed where a fully custodial sentence would not be contemplated.

S.189 – 194-suspended sentences originally known as "custody minus".These are often used where immediate custody is not contemplated. The starting point for a breach either by non compliance with a condition or a further offence (whether imprisonable or not) is implementation of the custodial period .

s.224-236 relating to dangerous offenders is widely known to have effectively increased the length of sentences for certain offences.

s.237 – 268 partly concerned with release and recall on licence. The Criminal Justice Act 1991 allowed release halfway through any period of imprisonment of up to 4 years without licence conditions.The 2003 Act amended that to 1 year.The result is a an increase in the number of recalls overall.

s280 – 283( not yet in force) increase the maximum terms of imprisonment that could be imposed in magistrates' courts.

Why is this idea important?

Repeal the following sections of the Criminal Justice Act 2003:

S.151 – allows community orders for non imprisonable offences. Can lead to custodial sentences if breached.

S154 (not yet in force) allows a magistrates' court to impose up to 12mths custody for one offence. The maximum at present is 6mths.

S181-182 – known as "custody plus" and again not yet in force.If implemented would increase the prison population in view of s.154 and breaches of licence conditions.At present release from prison following sentences of 12mths or less is without licence conditions.

S.183-186 – "intermittent custody" – not often used but experience shows that such partly custodial orders are imposed where a fully custodial sentence would not be contemplated.

S.189 – 194-suspended sentences originally known as "custody minus".These are often used where immediate custody is not contemplated. The starting point for a breach either by non compliance with a condition or a further offence (whether imprisonable or not) is implementation of the custodial period .

s.224-236 relating to dangerous offenders is widely known to have effectively increased the length of sentences for certain offences.

s.237 – 268 partly concerned with release and recall on licence. The Criminal Justice Act 1991 allowed release halfway through any period of imprisonment of up to 4 years without licence conditions.The 2003 Act amended that to 1 year.The result is a an increase in the number of recalls overall.

s280 – 283( not yet in force) increase the maximum terms of imprisonment that could be imposed in magistrates' courts.

Reduce Prison Expenses at a stroke

Simple.  I work in the Prisons Service.  Remove the Category D Prisons from the system altogether.  Either sell off the land, buildings etc or put them to a different use such as a school

Why is this idea important?

Simple.  I work in the Prisons Service.  Remove the Category D Prisons from the system altogether.  Either sell off the land, buildings etc or put them to a different use such as a school

Repeal the drugs laws

Make the laws governing alcohol, tobacco, cannabis, cocaine, heroin and mdma etc consistent. Bring the illicit trade and use of drugs out of the underworld and under regulation. Make the focus about education rather than criminalisation and alienation.

Why is this idea important?

Make the laws governing alcohol, tobacco, cannabis, cocaine, heroin and mdma etc consistent. Bring the illicit trade and use of drugs out of the underworld and under regulation. Make the focus about education rather than criminalisation and alienation.

Repeal Section 127 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 and give Prison Officers the right to take industrial action

This law took away the right of prison officers to take industrial action in defence of their jobs,which is a right available to almost every person in democratic countries throughout the world. Furthermore, it made any form of industrial action punishable by the criminal law. Everyone should have the right to withdraw their labour withour fear of retribution from the courts.

Why is this idea important?

This law took away the right of prison officers to take industrial action in defence of their jobs,which is a right available to almost every person in democratic countries throughout the world. Furthermore, it made any form of industrial action punishable by the criminal law. Everyone should have the right to withdraw their labour withour fear of retribution from the courts.

New prison places

We're told short prison sentences do not work, neither it would seem does community service – it needs to change!  Why not compel offenders to take up apprenticeships in the construction industry?  They can learn how to build a secure prison, nothing luxurious mind, just the bare minimum.  Think then, not only will they have learned valuable skills, they'll be able to take pride in living in the very accommodation they have helped construct. 

 

And, just a tongue-in-cheek suggestion — why not dismantle the entire Met office and employ Paul the Octopus to forecast the weather;  much cheaper and, almost certainly, far more accurate!

Why is this idea important?

We're told short prison sentences do not work, neither it would seem does community service – it needs to change!  Why not compel offenders to take up apprenticeships in the construction industry?  They can learn how to build a secure prison, nothing luxurious mind, just the bare minimum.  Think then, not only will they have learned valuable skills, they'll be able to take pride in living in the very accommodation they have helped construct. 

 

And, just a tongue-in-cheek suggestion — why not dismantle the entire Met office and employ Paul the Octopus to forecast the weather;  much cheaper and, almost certainly, far more accurate!

Complete overhaul of drug laws

View the latest research and papers in psychopharmacology  and (re)classify drugs acccordingly. Also, take on board all the experts have to say on the matter. Afterall, they are the experts with (depending on the source) no hidden agendas, bias or vested interest.

Why is this idea important?

View the latest research and papers in psychopharmacology  and (re)classify drugs acccordingly. Also, take on board all the experts have to say on the matter. Afterall, they are the experts with (depending on the source) no hidden agendas, bias or vested interest.

Increase gaol (jail) sentences to reflect increased life expectency.

Minimum and maximum sentences for most crimes were set based upon a much shorter life expectency. As a result the percentage of life a criminal spent behind bars for a crime commited now compared to the time spent behind bars when the legislation was created is much shorter.

The impact of this is that gaol sentences are less of a deterent than they were. 

Fo example a person given a 20 year sentence in the past at age 30 may not have expected to get out of gaol. However, a person of equal age given a 20 year sentence now would come out as a fit and kicking 50 year old ( assuming the sentence was actually enforced in full).

I would expect to see all gaol sentences reviewed and the maximum penalty potentially doubled.

Why is this idea important?

Minimum and maximum sentences for most crimes were set based upon a much shorter life expectency. As a result the percentage of life a criminal spent behind bars for a crime commited now compared to the time spent behind bars when the legislation was created is much shorter.

The impact of this is that gaol sentences are less of a deterent than they were. 

Fo example a person given a 20 year sentence in the past at age 30 may not have expected to get out of gaol. However, a person of equal age given a 20 year sentence now would come out as a fit and kicking 50 year old ( assuming the sentence was actually enforced in full).

I would expect to see all gaol sentences reviewed and the maximum penalty potentially doubled.

Prisons

Instead of not imprisioning criminals because of overcrowding, why don't foreign nationals in our prisons be sent to serve their sentences in their home countries.  They are then not allowed back into this country.  This would free up more than 50% of space for our home-grown criminals.  As far as I am concerned as soon as they committed a crime in this country they were no longer welcome and infringed the human rights of the law abiding people.

 

Make prisons something to be avoided, instead of a holiday camp where they can play games and watch TV and use modern technology that many law abiding citizens cannot afford.  Surely they should be made to do some worthwhile job to pay for their board and lodging . 

Why is this idea important?

Instead of not imprisioning criminals because of overcrowding, why don't foreign nationals in our prisons be sent to serve their sentences in their home countries.  They are then not allowed back into this country.  This would free up more than 50% of space for our home-grown criminals.  As far as I am concerned as soon as they committed a crime in this country they were no longer welcome and infringed the human rights of the law abiding people.

 

Make prisons something to be avoided, instead of a holiday camp where they can play games and watch TV and use modern technology that many law abiding citizens cannot afford.  Surely they should be made to do some worthwhile job to pay for their board and lodging . 

Make rehabilitation easier

To use exercise as a small but important part of criminal rehabilitation. At the moment, most criminals aren't given enough exercise time a week, nor are there the facilties to accommodate the amount of prisoners there are. The role of exercise in mental wellbeing is well documented and I believe forms an important part of rehabilitation.

Why is this idea important?

To use exercise as a small but important part of criminal rehabilitation. At the moment, most criminals aren't given enough exercise time a week, nor are there the facilties to accommodate the amount of prisoners there are. The role of exercise in mental wellbeing is well documented and I believe forms an important part of rehabilitation.

Reform the justice system

Prisons

The whole prison and justice system needs to be overhauled urgently. This government seems to think that not all crime is serious when in actually fact the word crime should speak for itself – it is an illegal activity.

The reason why prison does not work is that it is far too soft and prisoners seem to have more human rights than law abiding citizens and their own victims. Therefore I have listed several ideas for toughening up the prisons,

  • Take away games consoles, TV’s and computer access
  • Cut down the amount of social access that criminals enjoy thus preventing gangs forming and drugs trafficking
  • Prisons should be run by the guards not the prisoners
  • Two people to a cell and meals served in the cell reducing contact with other prisoners and reducing the risk of violent conduct
  • No visiting rights, only contact by letters and no telephone calls.
  • Only visits from legal representatives allowed when appeals are in process.
  • Prisons should not be a rehabilitation centre, it should be a punishment and rehabilitation sessions should be carried out at the completion of sentencing
  • There should be no such thing as parole, early release or days and weekend releases. A prisoners should serve the whole sentence handed down by the courts.

Capital punishment

It is so costly to keep prisoners who are a danger to society and should never be allowed out of prison. We are talking about, murders, serial rapists, paedophiles and terrorists, it is about time, that the government sent a clear message to these people, by reintroducing capital punishment.

many people on this site, advocate a public referendum on this issue, to be added to the referendum in May 2011, and I and my family are no different in this opinion.

not the American system where people are kept on death row for years, and if all forensic evidence is consistent, and the crimes proved without doubt, these offenders should be executed within no more than one month.

Too often we allow these people out, to re offend and cause devastation to many families , also they are not only costly to keep, but also seem to be the section most willing to sue the government for beeches of their Human Rights, this is ridiculous, when you see the devastation they cause to society.

Why is this idea important?

Prisons

The whole prison and justice system needs to be overhauled urgently. This government seems to think that not all crime is serious when in actually fact the word crime should speak for itself – it is an illegal activity.

The reason why prison does not work is that it is far too soft and prisoners seem to have more human rights than law abiding citizens and their own victims. Therefore I have listed several ideas for toughening up the prisons,

  • Take away games consoles, TV’s and computer access
  • Cut down the amount of social access that criminals enjoy thus preventing gangs forming and drugs trafficking
  • Prisons should be run by the guards not the prisoners
  • Two people to a cell and meals served in the cell reducing contact with other prisoners and reducing the risk of violent conduct
  • No visiting rights, only contact by letters and no telephone calls.
  • Only visits from legal representatives allowed when appeals are in process.
  • Prisons should not be a rehabilitation centre, it should be a punishment and rehabilitation sessions should be carried out at the completion of sentencing
  • There should be no such thing as parole, early release or days and weekend releases. A prisoners should serve the whole sentence handed down by the courts.

Capital punishment

It is so costly to keep prisoners who are a danger to society and should never be allowed out of prison. We are talking about, murders, serial rapists, paedophiles and terrorists, it is about time, that the government sent a clear message to these people, by reintroducing capital punishment.

many people on this site, advocate a public referendum on this issue, to be added to the referendum in May 2011, and I and my family are no different in this opinion.

not the American system where people are kept on death row for years, and if all forensic evidence is consistent, and the crimes proved without doubt, these offenders should be executed within no more than one month.

Too often we allow these people out, to re offend and cause devastation to many families , also they are not only costly to keep, but also seem to be the section most willing to sue the government for beeches of their Human Rights, this is ridiculous, when you see the devastation they cause to society.

Reform the justice system

Prisons

The whole prison and justice system needs to be overhauled urgently. This government seems to think that not all crime is serious when in actually fact the word crime should speak for itself – it is an illegal activity.

The reason why prison does not work is that it is far too soft and prisoners seem to have more human rights than law abiding citizens and their own victims. Therefore I have listed several ideas for toughening up the prisons,

  • Take away games consoles, TV’s and computer access
  • Cut down the amount of social access that criminals enjoy thus preventing gangs forming and drugs trafficking
  • Prisons should be run by the guards not the prisoners
  • Two people to a cell and meals served in the cell reducing contact with other prisoners and reducing the risk of violent conduct
  • No visiting rights, only contact by letters and no telephone calls.
  • Only visits from legal representatives allowed when appeals are in process.
  • Prisons should not be a rehabilitation centre, it should be a punishment and rehabilitation sessions should be carried out at the completion of sentencing
  • There should be no such thing as parole, early release or days and weekend releases. A prisoners should serve the whole sentence handed down by the courts.

Capital punishment

It is so costly to keep prisoners who are a danger to society and should never be allowed out of prison. We are talking about, murders, serial rapists, paedophiles and terrorists, it is about time, that the government sent a clear message to these people, by reintroducing capital punishment.

many people on this site, advocate a public referendum on this issue, to be added to the referendum in May 2011, and I and my family are no different in this opinion.

not the American system where people are kept on death row for years, and if all forensic evidence is consistent, and the crimes proved without doubt, these offenders should be executed within no more than one month.

Too often we allow these people out, to re offend and cause devastation to many families , also they are not only costly to keep, but also seem to be the section most willing to sue the government for beeches of their Human Rights, this is ridiculous, when you see the devastation they cause to society.

Why is this idea important?

Prisons

The whole prison and justice system needs to be overhauled urgently. This government seems to think that not all crime is serious when in actually fact the word crime should speak for itself – it is an illegal activity.

The reason why prison does not work is that it is far too soft and prisoners seem to have more human rights than law abiding citizens and their own victims. Therefore I have listed several ideas for toughening up the prisons,

  • Take away games consoles, TV’s and computer access
  • Cut down the amount of social access that criminals enjoy thus preventing gangs forming and drugs trafficking
  • Prisons should be run by the guards not the prisoners
  • Two people to a cell and meals served in the cell reducing contact with other prisoners and reducing the risk of violent conduct
  • No visiting rights, only contact by letters and no telephone calls.
  • Only visits from legal representatives allowed when appeals are in process.
  • Prisons should not be a rehabilitation centre, it should be a punishment and rehabilitation sessions should be carried out at the completion of sentencing
  • There should be no such thing as parole, early release or days and weekend releases. A prisoners should serve the whole sentence handed down by the courts.

Capital punishment

It is so costly to keep prisoners who are a danger to society and should never be allowed out of prison. We are talking about, murders, serial rapists, paedophiles and terrorists, it is about time, that the government sent a clear message to these people, by reintroducing capital punishment.

many people on this site, advocate a public referendum on this issue, to be added to the referendum in May 2011, and I and my family are no different in this opinion.

not the American system where people are kept on death row for years, and if all forensic evidence is consistent, and the crimes proved without doubt, these offenders should be executed within no more than one month.

Too often we allow these people out, to re offend and cause devastation to many families , also they are not only costly to keep, but also seem to be the section most willing to sue the government for beeches of their Human Rights, this is ridiculous, when you see the devastation they cause to society.

Civil Liberties and prison

Yes revoke the EU civil liberties laws.

Then make prisons a place of punishment, Once convicted they lose all  property  ill gotton gains both property and any other posetions belonging to them and their familys, Remove all TV's Books, Games, gyms, make them places where they do not want to returne, Two jobs in one Reduce the number in prisons, save on costs. Why should these criminals enjoy better food than the armed services, better looked after than the elderly. Lock them up and make them suffer, it after all a so called form of PUNISHMENT..

Why is this idea important?

Yes revoke the EU civil liberties laws.

Then make prisons a place of punishment, Once convicted they lose all  property  ill gotton gains both property and any other posetions belonging to them and their familys, Remove all TV's Books, Games, gyms, make them places where they do not want to returne, Two jobs in one Reduce the number in prisons, save on costs. Why should these criminals enjoy better food than the armed services, better looked after than the elderly. Lock them up and make them suffer, it after all a so called form of PUNISHMENT..

Cap the amount people receive on Legal Aid

Legal Aid allows conviced offenders to pursue spurious claims against prison procedures and/or personnel or to try to claim compensation from govenment sources under the Human Rights Act. Wealthy people who are successful at hiding their assets can also use Legal Aid to fight expensive cases which normal working class people would not be able to do.

Solicitors who specialise in prison work are making a fortune providing:

– 'advice' to offenders when they have been caught red-handed during illegal activities,

–  defending them in hearings, processing petty complaints (about quality of food, lighting etc)

– helping them complain about their treatment under the Human Rights Act etc.

There should be a cap on the amount that any one person can claim in legal aid to prevent misuse and to reduce the cost.  This would also reduce the number of petty complaints that have to be dealt with by the police, prison service, NHS etc.

Why is this idea important?

Legal Aid allows conviced offenders to pursue spurious claims against prison procedures and/or personnel or to try to claim compensation from govenment sources under the Human Rights Act. Wealthy people who are successful at hiding their assets can also use Legal Aid to fight expensive cases which normal working class people would not be able to do.

Solicitors who specialise in prison work are making a fortune providing:

– 'advice' to offenders when they have been caught red-handed during illegal activities,

–  defending them in hearings, processing petty complaints (about quality of food, lighting etc)

– helping them complain about their treatment under the Human Rights Act etc.

There should be a cap on the amount that any one person can claim in legal aid to prevent misuse and to reduce the cost.  This would also reduce the number of petty complaints that have to be dealt with by the police, prison service, NHS etc.

Legalize Drugs

The use, possession and supply of all drugs should be legalized immediately. It will destroy organized crime cartels, solve the problem of overpopulated prisons and most important of all it will be giving people the choice. If somebody wants to mess themselves up by putting a load of dodgy chemicals in their body then let them! Drugs will become safter as a result, with legally-enforceable quality guidelines (no more coke cut with talcum powder), and it will give a massive boost to the economy as tourists flock here from all over the universe to get out of their faces and spend a load of money at British businesses.

Why is this idea important?

The use, possession and supply of all drugs should be legalized immediately. It will destroy organized crime cartels, solve the problem of overpopulated prisons and most important of all it will be giving people the choice. If somebody wants to mess themselves up by putting a load of dodgy chemicals in their body then let them! Drugs will become safter as a result, with legally-enforceable quality guidelines (no more coke cut with talcum powder), and it will give a massive boost to the economy as tourists flock here from all over the universe to get out of their faces and spend a load of money at British businesses.

Bail Hostels secrecy

with the home secretary Ken Clark advocating that the prison population should be reduced more bail hostels are going to be forced onto communities that dont want them and don't know where they are, the local population has a right to know .

Why is this idea important?

with the home secretary Ken Clark advocating that the prison population should be reduced more bail hostels are going to be forced onto communities that dont want them and don't know where they are, the local population has a right to know .