I hate Titans ... The last time they came in they were called techno prisons.
They were impersonal but all locking and unlocking was done electronically and
it broke down the one thing that you need to have in prisons, which is the
relationship between prisoners and staff.
In his response to Jack Straw in the Commons, Shadow Justice Secretary was quizzical about Lord Carters recommendation that TITANS should be built. He said...
And is he sure that Lord Carter’s recommendation to build large “Titan” prisons
is right? Would it not be better to build smaller, local prisons where
offenders can be closer to their families to aid rehabilitation?
I hope Nick's quizzicalness may turn into outright opposition. From what I have read this evening, we may be heading for a disaster.
I should also mention tonight that I am thinking of all my ex neighbours in the North Norfolk village of Swanton Abbott. They now face RAF Coltishall being turned into a prison. Their house values have been slashed overnight. I had to sell my little cottage there 18 months ago to be able to pay all my election debts. I would have dearly loved to have kept it. I have to say that I am now glad I didn't.