Posts Tagged ‘crusher’

A National disgrace

Written By: - Date published: 9:25 am, July 15th, 2009 - 13 comments

Judith “Crusher” Collins, postergirl for uncompassionate conservatives, proudly announces in her latest press release: “Prison numbers set to be highest ever”. Odd thing to be proud of when what it really shows is a justice system that’s failing. Our rate of incarceration – the second highest in the western developed world – should be a national […]

Knee-jerk wins again

Written By: - Date published: 8:32 am, June 22nd, 2009 - 89 comments

Does anyone understand why prisons are so expensive to construct? They’ve got to be secure They’ve got to be safe for the prisoners and for others They’ve got to live up to the basic conditions that are set by a civilised society (and I hope we want to be one of those) They’re designed to […]

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