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Letters: Cutting prisoners' privileges will add to the pressures in jail

PUBLISHED May 1, 2013

While it is extremely desirable to reduce high levels of reoffending by former prisoners through making incarceration a period of rehabilitation through an active engagement in education/training, I feel something serious is missing from this policy rhetoric (Grayling cracks down on prison privileges, 30 April). Most prisoners come from areas of multiple deprivation and their associations with authority, especially schools, have led to many suffering exclusion. The reforms are designed to compel prisoners out of their cells into activities deemed to be relevant to rehabilitation. Failure to participate will mean they will no longer enjoy the basic privileges they have become used to during their sentence.

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