England & Wales Communities and society

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

Summary

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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