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'Deeper debate' needed on prison and punishment

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The Justice Secretary Ken Clarke has spoke of the record number of people being sent to prison as a waste of public money; and the prime minister has said it is time for radical reform of the prison service. Chief Inspector of Probation Andrew Bridges explains how there is only a marginal benefit for the public in maintaining a record prison population and there should be a deeper public debate about the use of community punishments.

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