Sunday, September 10, 2006

Prison Works

Regular readers will know the Major and I are great fans of Cost Effective Justice (see here for summary). So we're heartened to see the launch of a new site: Prison Works.

For far too long leftie organisations like the Home Office and the Howard League for Prison Reform have been the only source of packaged information on prisons. And their line is that prison doesn't work. Prison Works intends to put that right:

"We set out a clear argument, based on the best evidence available, that prison works. What we mean by this is simple: putting people in prison reduces crime. Reducing crime should be the primary concern when forming policy; everything else should be put second to this. Unfortunately over several decades, but never more than in the last, confusion over this very important issue has distorted policy."

The Major is so pleased he's canned his morning constitutional to read what they have to say.

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