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Let’s take these prison reforms to their logical conclusion

The government's "reform prisons" are a start—but we should take devolution further, sooner

By Kevin Lockyer & Richard Hays  

File photo dated 13/01/11 of a general view of HMP Wandsworth in London, as the first six semi-autonomous "reform prisons" will be announced during the Queen's Speech.

Prison staff will have been delighted to see the Prime Minister choose prison reform as the centrepiece of the Queen’s Speech last week. They will have known that their daily efforts to maintain public safety and to rehabilitate prisoners are valued at…

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