Nothing to be proud of

Barnardo’s reports that the use of custody for children has risen 550% over the past decade.

The charity says the number of children and young people imprisoned in England and Wales is the third highest in Europe, behind only the Russian Federation and the Ukraine.

A quick question. Which shadow home secretary said this?

“It is really short-sighted beyond belief to invest large sums of money in building new penal institutions for 200 young people when we are neglecting programmes that are far less expensive and which may diminish the numbers that go to such institutions.”

Here’s the answer.


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