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Sadiq Khan MP, Labour’s Shadow Justice Secretary, in response to the Government’s proposed changes to the Prisoner Incentive and Earnings Scheme, said:

“Prison must be about both punishment and reform and part of this is having a regime that encourages personal responsibility and purposeful activity. But on this Government’s watch, there’s been little sign of their much-hyped rehabilitation revolution. Instead, with cuts in prison officers and increased overcrowding under this Government, prisoners are spending too much time in cells and not enough on purposeful activity such as work, education and training.”

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