The Prison Reform Trust's comments (Letters, 27 August) therefore seem based on principled optimism, rather than political reality. The prison department has worked hard, but the investment needed to implement fully the Woolf Report is quite clearly a Treasury no-go area. In future, it will be market forces and profit potential, not government resources, that dictate the direction of reform.
Assistant General Secretary,
National Association of Probation Officers
27 AugustReuse content