Thursday 23 August 2018 / 10:23 AM Justice / Richard Burgon

Richard Burgon responds to new figures showing that the prison population is set to increase by 3,200 places by 2023

Richard Burgon MP, Labour’s Shadow Justice Secretary, responding to new figures showing that the prison population is set to increase by 3,200 places by 2023, said:

“Our prisons are already facing an emergency, with some of the worse ever conditions that Inspectors have ever seen.

“Given the Conservatives’ lack of a serious plan to fix this mess, these figures suggest that a crisis driven by dangerous levels of overcrowding, understaffing and cuts is set to deepen even further.”