U.K. – Plan for cheap prison work ‘may cost thousands of jobs’

It’s deja vu all over again…

“If prisoners are employed in prison then they need to be paid minimum wages. Prisoners’ families are the silent victims in all of this – when someone goes to prison their whole family goes with them. But wages are only part of the problem.

The real issue is that it’s all about employment in prison rather than employability. Sending prisoners to work in sweatshops might quench the public appetite for justice, but it’s only a short-term fix.

Education and treatment in prison needs to be incentivised as much as employment. The Government rhetoric about work might sound good but it’s just a smokescreen.”

To read about the similarities to what those seeking to privatize prisons are saying in England so you can compare it with what they said and how they lied in America, please click here