Many of whom are #jointenterprise prisoners serving life sentences after being convicted on the wrong law (as acknowledged by the UK Supreme Court) and / or when they’ve made no significant contribution to the crime (as allowed by recent Court of Appeal decision) and are no risk to the public. It is a National Scandal and a total waste of life and money!!
The prison population in England and Wales stands at 87,744.
There are 40 more people in prison today than there were last week, and 5,053 more than this time last year.
There are 84,149 people in men’s prisons and 3,595 in women’s prisons.