Plans to impose a strict 10.30pm lights out policy in prisons …...are long overdue?
… could worsen the mental health crisis in Britain's jails as vulnerable young inmates are forced into darkness, campaigners have claimed.Oh.
And who would care more for the welfare of the poor crims than any prison discipline?
Frances Crook, the chief executive of the Howard League for Penal Reform ….Ah. Figures.
… warned of the "terrifying" rate of suicides in prisons and called on the government to rethink its plan, saying it will leave young prisoners in isolation for too many hours.Oh, poor lambs!
"The very experience of prison is damaging to your mental health but imagine if you have had bouts of depression in the past or any kind of mental health problem and are then locked up in a cell for 22 hours a day with stinking ventilation and really a rather grotty diet for weeks on end.Oh, stop! I'm welling up here!
"That is the prison experience today and so even people who have not had mental health problems and are quite robust will be badly damaged by the prison experience."Well, it's a shame there's nothing they could do to avoid it, eh? Like...not committing crime?