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Private Prisons in Europe - UK Leads The Way

Brussels (B), 15.02.2010

Monday 15 February 2010

England and Wales has the dubious distinction of having the most privatised criminal justice system in Europe. New Labour transformed its moral opposition to private prisons into such a love affair with big business that the private sector’s hold on prisoners in England and Wales has reached some 11 per cent. By 2014 that percentage could reach 25 per cent with the Government’s programme of five new 1,500-bed private prisons and if all market tested prisons remain or go private. BUT TRADE UNIONS SAY NO !!!

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