Britain has the highest prisoner population in europe

THE Tory government is putting more people behind bars than any other country in western Europe, figures from the Prison Reform Trust reveal today.

A government policy of banging people up for even minor offences has placed Britain in a “shameful” position, the trust said.

The number of people locked up is twice as high as Germany, and three times that of Italy and Spain, its findings show.

And the trust said the Tories’ “addiction” to imprisonment means that...
source: Morning Star Online

2019-06-24 13:41
Latest news from Morning Star Online
today 19:56 NUJ condemns the extradition of Julian Assange
today 19:56 Julian Assange: justice denied
today 19:56 Corbyn rules out a coalition in event of hung Parliament
today 18:53 Three far-right extremists jailed
today 18:53 Britain's youth protest against environmental chaos
today 18:53 Spanish women declare emergency over gender-based violence
today 18:53 Bahrain Released political activist Najah Yusuf calls for Bahrain ‘to end its systematic abuse against its own citizens’
today 18:53 Editorial: Capitalism cannot address climate change. We need a revolution
today 18:53 Men's Rugby Union Japan get over host nerves to win first match
today 18:53 Millions across the world take part in youth-led climate strike
today 18:53 Trump donor under fire at London coroner's court
today 18:53 Environmental activists bring Glasgow to a standstill
today 18:53 Government criticised for exporting surveillance gear to Gulf dictators, as Emir of Qatar visits Downing Street
today 17:50 EU complicit in Libyan Coastguard's ‘crimes against humanity,’ migrant rescue NGO charges
today 17:50 People's Democratic Party resistance continues in the face of Turkish state oppression
today 17:50 Anti-racism activists condemn Glasgow council for letting Loyalist marches go ahead
today 16:47 Interview ‘There is no going back to the Britain of before 2008’
today 16:47 Labour Conference ’19 Labour promises ‘Golden Era’ of community law centres
today 16:47 Anger as activists blocked from Labour Party Conference
today 16:47 Belfast Court orders criminal investigation into treatment of the ‘hooded men’
Latest news from Great Britain
today 20:14 Danny Washbrook excited for new challenge after joining York City Knights
today 20:14 Danny Washbrook excited for new challenge after joining York City Knights
today 20:14 EuroMillions results Live: Winning National Lottery and Thunderball numbers for Friday September 20
today 20:14 Hull FC's Lee Radford gives extremely encouraging end of season injury update
today 20:14 Hull FC's Lee Radford gives extremely encouraging end of season injury update
today 20:14 Norbert Balogh shows promise in latest Hull City Under-23s outing and can only improve
today 20:14 Norbert Balogh shows promise in latest Hull City Under-23s outing and can only improve
today 19:59 Southampton vs Bournemouth LIVE: Derby updates as Cherries seek first ever St Mary's win
today 19:59 No deal boost: Polling guru confirms three quarters of Leave voters in favour of no deal
today 19:59 Alien shock: Mystery object hurtling towards Earth may be ‘interstellar probe’
today 19:59 Royal security fears: How Harry and Meghan have learnt lesson from Fiji
today 19:59 Asteroid scientist exposes worrying threat that 'keeps her awake' at night
today 19:59 Freddie Mercury: Is this the SWEETEST thing he ever did? These pics will melt your heart
today 19:59 Area 51 news: Will proof of alien life emerge tonight? Latest odds of Area 51 raid success
today 19:59 Kate Middleton row: How Duchess was branded ‘pretty but dim’ by THIS senior Royal
today 19:59 Ivanka Trump style: Donald Trump’s daughter wears daring dress at Misha Nonoo’s wedding
today 19:59 Egypt historian uncovers ‘underground paradise’ 138 metres below Valley of the Kings
today 19:59 Elon Musk: How SpaceX CEO sent surprise to NASA’s International Space Centre
today 19:59 Chinese lunar mission makes mysterious discovery on far side of the moon
today 19:59 Princess Beatrice joins Eugenie, Meghan and Harry for Rome wedding after getaway with Edo
today 19:56 NUJ condemns the extradition of Julian Assange
today 19:56 Julian Assange: justice denied
today 19:56 Corbyn rules out a coalition in event of hung Parliament
today 19:23 Prince Harry, Meghan, Ivanka Trump attend designer's Rome wedding
today 19:23 Drug and medical suppliers say Brexit freight plans needed urgently
today 19:11 Live as A63 grinds to a halt after three cars crash at Clive Sullivan Way
today 19:11 Rugby League news: Hull KR player search and coaching change, Castleford fee for St Helens ace
today 19:08 Kieran Tierney set for first Arsenal appearance as former Celtic star is named in U23 starting XI
today 19:08 Christopher Jullien on Celtic songs, Rangers celebrations and his English Premier League dream
today 19:08 Graham Dorrans joins Dundee as former Rangers star looks to kickstart career
today 19:08 5 things we spotted at Rangers training as Nikola Katic looks to win back starting spot
today 19:08 Celtic pay Fernando Ricksen respects as Neil Lennon and Peter Lawwell leave Ibrox tribute
today 19:08 Fireworks extravaganza to be held at Renfrewshire House
today 19:08 Boy whose skin falls off gets 18,000 birthday cards after claiming 'he'd had enough of life'
today 19:08 Police confirm body found near Peterhead is missing man Ruairidh Sandison
today 18:56 Virginia Roberts says she ‘had sex’ with Prince Andrew in a loo when she was 17
today 18:56 Chelsea star Danny Drinkwater caught headbutting man in club
today 18:56 James Maddison would find two clubs ‘very hard’ to reject after Man Utd transfer rumours
today 18:56 Leo Varadkar dismisses EU Brexit deal breakthrough – 'Haven’t seen an alternative'
today 18:56 Queen Letizia style: Spanish royal recycles dress for conference on rare diseases
today 18:56 Princess Eugenie vs Kate Middleton: The incredible difference between two similar rings
today 18:56 Iran threat: Trump ready to boost Middle East troop numbers after Saudi attacks
today 18:56 Kate Middleton Pregnant? Royal expert reveals ‘clues’ that fourth child may be on the way
today 18:56 Lenny Henry introduces himself as Justin Trudeau in jibe at Canada PM’s blackface scandal
today 18:56 EU ‘panicking and desperate’ for Boris Johnson Brexit deal says Iain Duncan Smith
today 18:56 No deal Brexit closer than ever as EU brands Boris Johnson's proposals 'unsatisfactory'
today 18:53 Three far-right extremists jailed
today 18:53 Britain's youth protest against environmental chaos
today 18:53 Spanish women declare emergency over gender-based violence
today 18:53 Bahrain Released political activist Najah Yusuf calls for Bahrain ‘to end its systematic abuse against its own citizens’
Watch the news from UK on Facebook