Huge rise in extra jail time for rule-breaking inmates in Yorkshire prisons

Huge rise in extra jail time for rule-breaking inmates in Yorkshire prisons
 

Prisoners in Yorkshire jails were handed a total of 25,479 days – almost 70 years – of additional imprisonment for breaking prison rules last year.
Research by the Howard League for Penal Reform, a legal rights charity, found that prisons are routinely and increasingly resorting to extra days as punishments which it claims is a counter-productive attempt to regain control.
The figures breakdown in Yorkshire shows a drastic increase with Leeds Jail in Armley imposing 186 extra days in 2015, to 4,394 in 2016.
The average population is 1,118.
In stark contrast New Hall Prison at Flockton saw... read more

 
4 September 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber, Views: 57
Source: Examiner
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