Lord Chancellor, Secretary of State for Justice,
Mr Chris Grayling MP,
22nd July 2014,
Dear Lord Chancellor,
Well you survived the reshuffle you old dog. It’s no surprise to me that you have kept your job given things are going so well at the MOJ with you at the helm.
1. Prison officer numbers have been cut by 30% between 2010 and 2013 (27,650 down to 19,325).
2. 18 jails have closed in that period with a reduction of 6,500 places.
3. But there has been a recent sharp rise in the prison population. Continue reading