Prisons are facing a long hot summer of rising tensions that could well lead to riots (or 'disturbances' if you are in a PR- driven private sector prison). Team Grayling's response: cram two or three prisoners in a cell originally built for one inmate and make life as unpleasant, and unsafe, as possible for prisoners and staff alike. It almost seems like the Ministry of Justice wants a real riot to justify further privatisation of the prison sector on one hand and a massive security crackdown in public sector prisons on the other. This has more than a whiff of right wing chaos ideology: "Let's create a crisis to upset the status quo and then we'll see what comes out of it".
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Public protection? It's Mr Grayling and his ill-thought out policies we all need protection from.