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Making crime pay ? how the Tories can save the economy | Duncan Campbell

PUBLISHED January 6, 2013

Last week the newly elected police and crime commissioner for Hertfordshire, David Lloyd, suggested that people arrested by his local force should be charged a fee for spending a night in the cells, an idea that seems to have attracted wide support. The following day the justice secretary, Chris Grayling, expressed regret that, because of financial constraints, he could not change the policy that saw many prisoners being released after serving only half of their sentences.

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