Friday, April 25, 2008


It tells you all you need to know about the unbelievable laxity of the British penal system when we discover that criminals are breaking IN to jail!

Geoff Travis, assistant general secretary of the Prison Officers' Association, revealed that Everthorpe Prison in East Yorkshire has been the location where a drug dealer was breaking in at night using a ladder, and passing drugs to inmates through their cell windows. He also sold women's clothing to a transvestite prisoner. He did this several times, apparently!

" Prisoners receive a wage for being in prison," he said. "They receive a bed, a TV in all cells, Sky television in most areas for recreational use, free telephones, breakfast in bed on many occasions, cash bonuses for good behaviour, and prison staff are forced to deal with them in such a subservient way it's ridiculous. Prison is no longer a deterrent. It is merely an occupational hazard."

I would phrase it differently. Under Labour, prison has become an INCENTIVE.

The British Labour Party came to power claiming they would be "Tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime." As with all verminious socialists, they lied.

Cross-posted on A Tangled Web

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