In the Media

The 60s are not to blame

PUBLISHED July 21, 2004

So, Tony Blair regards the last seven years of law and order policy as "liberal"? (Liberal law and order days over, says Blair, July 19). He must be forgetting that during his tenure the prison population has continued its exponential rise, with overcrowding now affecting the majority of prisons. Suicides are up, prison education is down, and prisons can't recruit or retain staff.