Saturday, January 19, 2008

Get Me Outta Here - I'm in the Wrong Kind Of Prison

According to the BBC, private jails are more badly run than regular prisons. This is because they’ve seen Prison Service papers that include an internal "league table", which ranks all jails in England and Wales. It’s yet another example of Labour’s obsession with league tables for everything. In this particular case they're even more absurd. Next they’ll be having prisoners asking for promotion to be put in better jails on account of ‘good behavior.’ Of course it won’t be long before some lag brings a case under European Human Rights Law because other prisoners are in a better jail.

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