Wednesday 22 March 2017 / 10:13 AM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

Replacing one prison with another prison doesn’t deal with the overcrowding crisis – Richard Burgon

Richard
Burgon MP, Labour’s Shadow Justice Secretary,
commenting on the Tory Government’s plans to build
four new prisons, said

“We need
modern prisons fit for the modern age. But simply replacing one prison with
another prison doesn’t deal with the overcrowding crisis. No amount of press
releases can distract from that.”