A Dick­ens of a mess in our packed jails

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NO won­der there’s so much un­rest in our jails.

Prisons min­is­ter Sam Gy­imah re­veals that ten years ago there were 23,780 of­fi­cers keep­ing or­der in Eng­land’s jails. Now there are 17,500.

For ev­ery 100,000 men in the coun­try in 1901 there were 152 male prisoners. That now stands at 355.

Looks like law and or­der was bet­ter in Jenna Cole­man’s... sorry, Queen Vic­to­ria’s... day.

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