Boris Johnson announces spending boost for prisons

The Prime Minister has announced another spending boost for the justice system, with a hundred million pounds promised to improve prison security. (Subscribe:

On a visit to a jail in Leeds, Mr Johnson was shown a scanned image of a Kinder egg full of drugs that a prisoner had smuggled into the prison. He grimaced and exclaimed: “You are joking!”

So, is this latest announcement of more money an outbreak of “lock ‘em up” electioneering, or a vital boost for prison security, or a bit of both.

Warning: this report contains some violent images.


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