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Date published: 2006/10/08

The BBC says:

Emergency measures to reduce prison overcrowding will not expose the public to more dangerous criminals, Attorney General Lord Goldsmith has promised.

Home Secretary John Reid is expected to announce that some inmates will be moved from secure jails to open prisons and police cells.

Lord Goldsmith said public safety would come first, and no prisoner would be moved without a proper risk assessment.

Yeah right. Of course this is what happens when you increase the prison population from just over 50000 to almost 80000 (almost a 60% increase) in ten years.

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