Briefing: Is the recent announcement on increased prison funding all good news?

Policy product type
LGiU essential policy briefing
Published date
September 24, 2019
Author
Danielle Henry, LGiU Associate
Issues Covered
  • care for prisoners
  • pressure on budgets
Categories
Caring for People, Crime, policing and community safety, Health, public health, adult social care

Up to £2.5 billion is to be spent on modern, efficient prisons which will include the creation of 10,000 additional prison places. However, is all of this funding new? We also consider here local authorities’ responsibilities to prisoners under the Care Act.

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