Phi Wire Hand Picked Politics - Live

  • Michael Burleigh | We won't efeat Putin, but Russians might

    • source icon
    • 05:23
  • Denis MacShane | Hollande announces he will not run in 2017 unless unemployment is down. Only the...

    • source icon
    • 16:40
  • Caroline Lucas | The fight against fracking continues and I'm proud to rejoin it

    • source icon
    • 16:30
  • Axelrod is "struck by Ed Miliband's vision" Amazing how a large 5 figure cash su...

    • source icon
    • 16:14
  • Significant that Farage now talking about cracking down on zero-hour contracts. ...

    • source icon
    • 16:02
  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

Press Release

Press Releases

Labour: When the Ministry of Justice is losing a quarter of its budget and thousands of prison and probation officers are losing their jobs the numbers simply don’t add up

Labour Party press release

Sadiq Khan MP, Labour’s Shadow Justice Secretary, commenting on today’s announcement by Chris Grayling on rehabilitation of those leaving prison on short-term sentences, said:

“Labour supports attempts that truly punish and reform those in prison, and rehabilitate them in order to prevent re-offending. But when the Ministry of Justice is losing a quarter of its budget and thousands of prison and probation officers are losing their jobs the numbers simply don’t add up.

“If Chris Grayling is proposing to include an additional 50,000 jail leavers in rehabilitation programmes and to have an army of more than 60,000 mentors, then he needs to come clean about how this will be funded. If it means that resources for existing rehabilitation programmes are going to be cut further or spread more thinly to pay for it, the fear is under-resourced rehabilitation programmes won’t be effective in stopping jail leavers from returning to a life of crime.

“Over-promising and under-delivering will do little to reduce the number of victims of crime, and risks eroding the public’s confidence in our criminal justice system.”

Latest on this story

  • |

  • |

  • |

  • |

  • |

  • |

  • |

  • |

  • |

  • |



Latest on Law, Justice & Prisons