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What is prison for?

11 Oct

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It would be very easy to say that such a policy is in the interests of all in order to make former prisoners valued members of society.

But is the real issue here the tension between what as a society we want to achieve and who’s interest is best served – the victim – the offender – society.

What is prison for?

Does the subject matter in the Times article warrant further debate in light of do articles like this and this add balance to the debate?

With concerns over the safety of prison officers, calls for a rethinkon our drugs policyand an increased privatisation in the criminal justice sector the debate over the real reason for prison and what success looks like and for whom will not be aided by calls for people to be economical with the truth about their past – will it?

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Posted by on October 11, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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