PMQs: Starmer grills Sunak over early release of prisoners

by 24britishtvMay 15, 2024, 1:50 p.m. 20
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Keir Starmer questions the prime minister on the government's plans to release some prisoners early in an effort to ease overcrowding. Subscribe to Guardian News on YouTube ► http://bit.ly/guardianwiressub Starmer quotes a recent report that states that domestic abusers are among the inmates eligible for the early release scheme, with Sunak saying there is a 'governor's lock', which would prevent dangerous criminals being allowed back onto the streets. At the start of May the prison population in England and Wales was 87,505, with the official usable capacity put at 88,895. Capacity has increased by 3,000 places in a year, but still cannot keep up with demand Government triggers crisis measure to ease prison overcrowding ► https://www.theguardian.com/society/article/2024/may/09/government-crisis-measure-prison-overcrowding The Guardian publishes independent journalism, made possible by supporters. Contribute to The Guardian today ► https://bit.ly/3uhA7zg Sign up to the Guardian's free new daily newsletter, First Edition ► http://theguardian.com/first-edition Website ► https://www.theguardian.com Facebook ►https://www.facebook.com/theguardian Twitter ► https://twitter.com/guardian Instagram ► https://instagram.com/guardian The Guardian on YouTube: The Guardian ► https://bit.ly/guardiannewssubs Guardian Australia ► https://bit.ly/guardianaussubs Guardian Football ► https://bit.ly/gdnfootballsubs Guardian Sport ► https://bit.ly/gdnsportsubs Guardian Live ► https://bit.ly/guardianlivesubs #starmer #sunak #pmqs #prisoners #prisons #uk #politics

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