If You Build It They Will Come

‘Justice’ Secretary Jack Straw decided today on a solution to prison overcrowding: building ‘super’ prisons! Ingenious. Rather than being tough on the causes of crime, the Brown regime has decided to generate more space for yet more criminals. With other European countries aiming to lower their prison populations, we, with our ‘surveillance society’ getting ever more pervasive, prefer to criminalise ever more people and punish them ever more severely. Foucault was right.

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