Disgraced former Tory Cabinet Minister Jonathan Aitken is going to be advising the Conservative Party on prison reform... He will be heading up a policy group which will report to David Cameron."
Er. Bollocks. He's been asked to do it by the Centre for Social Justice, which is an independent think tank, chaired by Iain Duncan Smith. It has no formal links with the Tory Party whatsoever. This type of sloppiness is just not acceptable from one of Britain's leading news organisations.
Having said all that, even if he were advising the Tory Party on prison reform I'd welcome it. Having interviewed Jeffrey Archer on the subject, he too would have some interesting ideas to feed in. The prisons issue is a key one for the next Conservative government to address so the more people looking into the issue now, the better. The CSJ should be congratulated on this initiative. One thing I hope they address is the categories of people who should actually be in prison.