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The Public Safety Foundation


The Public Safety Foundation’s Founder, Rory Geoghegan, writes for The Telegraph following the appointment of the new Prisons Minister:

If we want to cut crime, we need our politicians to display some common sense. Prison works and is an essential public service in need of serious leadership, adequate resources and expansion. Mismanagement and mediocrity must be banished.

The shortage of prison places is not of the new government’s making. But if they think the answer is to empty the prisons rather than expand them, then they will turn a budding crisis into a chain of avoidable tragedies.

It will be law-abiding adults and children up and down the country who will initially pay the heaviest price for such folly”.

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