For this post i have asked my friend Danny to give us his opinion on our prison system today as he has more experience within todays prison system than i, anyway over to Danny.
Hiya folks , first of all i would like to thank Johnny for this platform to put this message across that contrary to what the papers and press would have the public beleive our modern system is not the easy time that is so often portrayed in the press.
I am writing from a viewpoint of someone who has experienced the ” slopping out” era as well as the introduction of a more liberal approach with the introduction of televisions and the likes.
At the time of writing our tax payers arent getting value for money spent , there is very little rehabilitation aimed work being done in our prisons and the only agencies making inroads within the rehabilitation field are private charities.
It is widely written that prisoners on reception gain access to x boxes and playstations , this is a total fabrication , prisoners can only access these if they engage for a prolonged period of time and then only if their family can access a model with no wifi port that is PAT tested.
All over Britain our prisons are flooded with so called legal high , which is sprayed on writing paper , allowed to dry before being written upon and sent to a prisoner making it nearly impossible to catch. The smoking of this makes our prisons highly dangerous both for staff and prisoners alike.
Much can be written about the state of our prisons and the merry go round that they become for many, it is common place for youngsters brought up in a care system to graduate to adult prisons and ultimately very few ever escape this lifestyle.
We need to look toward Sweden and similar countries and adopt their prison model ,they are shutting prisons down and have very low reoffending rates , sadly though here in Britain like America prisons are a business and prisoners seen as assetts , it is morally repugnant that people profit from imprisonment of others and you have to ask yourself some times who the real criminals are, anyway i leave that up to you to decide.