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Call for 'radical' prison changes

PUBLISHED January 7, 2005

A "radical transformation" of prison regimes in England and Wales is needed to ensure inmates are prepared for life after release, says a new report.

A "disturbingly high" number of inmates are locked in cells in overcrowded jails instead of doing useful work, the report by a committee of MPs states.
The report, published on Friday, calls for prisoners to carry out real work on a nine-to-five basis.