- Thu Sep 20, 2012 3:48 pm #258929
His comments are equally a case of politicians swallowing the Mail's agenda but his attitude to prison life and budgets is very worrying and largely Tory. He's a thoroughly unpleasant man.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2012 ... ine-prison" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;He said he did not want inmates to enjoy prison, telling the Daily Mail the criminal justice system needed to be one in which the public could have confidence.
He said: "I'm bringing a fresh pair of eyes to the job. I'm very mindful of the need to have a criminal justice system in which people have confidence. I think they very often don't have confidence in it."
Grayling added: "Prison is not meant to be a place that people enjoy being in. I don't [want to] see prisoners in this country sitting in cells watching the Sunday afternoon match on Sky Sports.
"Am I planning to reduce the number of prison places? No I'm not. I do not want to set a target to reduce the prison population.
"What I do want to do is bring down the cost of prison. The whole philosophy I will bring to the department is getting more for less."
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