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Previous Home Office serve Ann Widdecombe has called for a survey of imprison limit after a major drugs runner stole away from an open prison

Previous Home Office serve Ann Widdecombe has called for a survey of imprison limit after a major drugs runner stole away from an open prison
Ms Widdecombe said she was concerned that, since of overcrowding, detainees were having their security orders minimized as well readily
She was remarking in the outcome of the case of Roddy Maclean, who was condemned to 21 years’ imprisonment, yet served as it were six a long time at the point when he fled from Leyhill Open Jail in Gloucestershire, after being exchanged from an Edinburgh jail
Maclean fled about six weeks back what’s more, is presently accepted to be in South Africa
Ms Widdecombe told BBC Radio Four’s Today programme: “A maybe a couple months back I was looked in the eye by a jail representative who told me that since of the packing situation, they were as a matter of fact being given a portion for re-categorising individuals from Class C to open prison
“In other words, instead of doing what has continuously been done under progressive governments up to now, which is as it were ever exchanging into open detainment facilities on the merits of the case, they are being told ‘you have got to exchange more individuals to open detainment facilities since that is the as it were way we can find space in the other prisons’
“If that is true, at that point that I consider postures a risk to the public
“The Government has to supply the places for those who the courts regard to be in require of custody ”
Ms Widdecombe told the programme: “What you require is a survey of jail capacity, which is extremely seriously packed at the moment
“And I have to say that at the point when I have addressed pastors on this I have found a surprising complacency “

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