Friday 17 August 2018 / 12:01 AM Justice / Richard Burgon

Hundreds of millions of pounds cut from prison budgets created a deep crisis in our prisons – Richard Burgon

Richard Burgon MP, Labour’s Shadow Justice Secretary, responding to new conferment project for challenging prisons, said:

“The Conservatives’ decision to axe thousands of officers and cut hundreds of millions of pounds from prison budgets created a deep crisis in our prisons.

“The Government should go much further than this project. It must set out an emergency plan across the prisons estate with substantial new funding to put an end to this crisis and makes our prisons safe and humane for staff and inmates.”