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'Risk-averse' UK's prison population 'too high'


The Parole Board says that thousands of people in prison in England and Wales do not need to not be there. In its annual report today it will warn that because of a backlog of cases and an increasingly risk averse society, prisoners are not being released when they should be. The board's chairman Sir David Latham outlines the report's findings.

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