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Friday 19 July 2024
19/07/2024

Our jails are full — here’s how the Dutch halved their prison population

The appointment of James Timpson as Prisons Minister could signal an end to penal populism where politicians implement hardline policies they think the public will like, rather than following the evidence that harsh sentences solve little and perpetuate social problems, says academic Francis Pakes

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