The Progressive Case for Imprisonment
Lawson, Dominic, The Independent (London, England)
You can't please all of the judges all of the time. The Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, Lord Phillips, has declared that too many people are being sent to prison, and that the system cannot cope. "We can not go on like this" he thunders.
Yet earlier this year, when Dr John Reid told judges that they should send only "the most dangerous" criminals to prison, because of the overcrowding of our jails, the then Home Secretary was immediately attacked by judges outraged at his suggestion. Judge Richard Bray of Northampton Crown Court was typical of these, declaring "I am well aware that there is overcrowding in the prison and detention centres; that is not going to …
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