Tuesday 31 January 2017 / 12:28 PM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

The Chief Inspector has today cast doubt on one of the Justice Secretary’s key proposals for prison reform – Richard Burgon

Responding
to comments by Peter Clarke, Chief Inspector of Prisons, that government plans
for prison ‘league tables’ will be “immensely difficult” to achieve, Richard
Burgon MP, Shadow Justice Secretary,
said:”

“The
Chief Inspector has today cast doubt on one of the Justice Secretary’s key
proposals for prison reform.

“League
tables may make good headlines but there is no indication of how they will
improve the performance of the prison service or rehabilitation of prisoners.

“Instead
of gimmicks we need clear leadership from the Justice Secretary to improve
prisons performance now and provide the clear detail the White Paper is sadly
lacking.”