Tuesday, 9 September 2008

Chain Gang (2).

Mr MacAskill's comments on "chain gangs" couldn't of course be designed to deflect attention away from the record overcrowding levels at Barlinnie reported elsewhere in the press today?

"Overcrowding at Barlinnie has hit an all-time high and is approaching almost double its design capacity. The design capacity for the Glasgow prison is for 1018 inmates, but the latest total was 1718, the highest in its 126-year history. It has risen from 1600 since July and accounts for a large proportion of the Scottish record total of 8013, which was recorded on August 25." Spin, spin, spin? As well as being ridiculous.

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