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Justice secretary Shabana Mahmood, with governor Sarah Bott, during a visit to HMP Bedford in Harpur, Bedfordshire.
12 JUL 2024 Comment

The failures of the last government mean Labour had no good prisons options

Profound political failure of past governments has created the crisis in prisons.

Keir and prison danger

The New Statesman's Freddie Hayward joins the Inside Briefing team to reflect on Keir Starmer’s busy first week as prime minister.

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