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Chris Grayling takes one step forward on probation, then one giant step back on jails | Ian Birrell

PUBLISHED January 10, 2013

According to the latest figures there are 83,632 people locked up in English and Welsh prisons. This is an obscenely large number that should shame the nation. It is almost double the number in jail when the last Conservative prime minister took office, and more per capita than any other country in western Europe.

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