Prisons minister Andrew Selous has admitted that statistics on prison overcrowding in England and Wales have been understated for six years because some prisons were counting doubled-up cells incorrectly, reports The Guardian.
Two weeks ago our Director, Richard Garside, wrote to Andrew Selous MP, the Minister for prisons, probation and rehabilitation, about the government's secure college proposal.
The Minister has now replied. His letter can be downloaded below.
In his letter Mr Selous:
Following a letter published last week in the Daily Telegraph against the 'warehousing' of young people, we were one of a number of organisations invited to attend a meeting at the Ministry of Justice on 21 October 2014.