In the Media

Correctional creativity

PUBLISHED July 7, 2004

Prisons produce negligible impact on reoffending at enormous social cost; they are clearly not an entirely sensible investment. The chancellor's comprehensive spending review ought to be asking searching questions about the £2.5bn spent each year on locking up offenders, and whether it can be better used. The chances are, it won't.

However, there are interesting examples of how criminal justice resources can be better deployed...