Saturday, August 20, 2011

Riots and Jails

After Riots, England's Prison System Nearing Capacity - Global - The Atlantic Wire:
In the wake of rioting in London and elsewhere across the country, England's prison system is nearing operational capacity. A total of 86,654 people are now behind bars, the Associated Press reports, with just 1,500 spaces left unused. Over the past week, English prisons have taken on a net gain of 700 people; 1,300 have appeared in court for riot-related charges. The prison population is rising at a rate of more than 100 people a day, the BBC reports.

Obviously the thing to do is build more jails. Maybe in a public private partnership. That would be the way we would do it here I think.

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