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By David Hanson MP / Latest News / / 0 Comments

Justice Questions: Reform Prison

Reform prisons were announced with much fanfare by the Government as a way to tackle the deterioration in our prisons and to ensure that prison governors had the powers they needed to cater for the needs of the prisoners, the prison officers and families to improve rehabilitation.

A trail was put in place with a small number of prisons to demonstrate how these prisons would work. However, one of these prisons, HMP Holme House, has been in the news as a recent investigation found that it had a “very serious drug problem.” All along I have stated that it has been unclear who would be responsible if something went wrong in the reform prison. So today I asked the Secretary of State who was responsible for this failing: the governor, the head of the justice department civil service or himself.