Community Service Order Drug Treatment and Testing Order Tagging Detention in Young Offender Institution under 18 Imprisonment of an adult Costs £3,000 £8,000 £6,000 £42,000 £20,000
Yes... Statistics show that the more people are in custody, the fewer crimes are committed A greater use of prison ensures that criminals will take notice of the maxim, crime doesn't pay * Prison is the best way to satisfy a community's natural wish for retribution Does prison cut crime?
No... Rehabilitation is best achieved in the community. Community sentences can cut crime by 14 per cent, and in 2004 had a success rate of 61 per cent We can't afford it. The cost of a year in a young offenders' institution is twice as high as the annual fees for Eton Prison only creates better criminals Does prison cut crime?
July 2010 – June 2011 630,00 prisoners released 170,000 (c27%) proven re-offended within 12 months Each committed an average of 2.88 crimes = c490,000 crimes 56.5% committed by re-offenders with >10 previous offences
Routines On arrival strip search all clothes and possessions removed Uniform issued / Assigned to cell Can be in cell for 23 hours/day Option to work – paid up to £12.50 per week Option to study Option for religious worship One evening per week gym One evening per week Recreation
All phone calls to registered numbers and may be monitored Visits 1 per week for 1 hour Max 2/month at weekends Visits have to be requested in writing All incoming mail opened / read All outgoing mail in unsealed envelopes and read All visitors searched on entry Routines