Proper sentencing and more prison places

I’ve welcomed the announcement by Boris Johnson that he will end the policy of automatic early release for criminals and build 10,000 more prison places. The first new prison in the £2.5bn programme will be HMP Full Sutton in Yorkshire.

The Home Secretary Priti Patel is also extending stop and search powers so that the Police can take proper action to prevent violence.

This is good, common-sense government and I think a crackdown on crime and early release is exactly what’s needed to put the fear back into criminals rather than the law-abiding public.

You can read Boris’ article today here