30 November, 2006

Lord Ramsbotttom:

Lord Ramsbottom, the former Chief Inspector of Prisons, has been criticising the British justice system. The Independent claims it has an exclusive article from Ramsbottom.

I suppose technically it is an exclusive, but it is not as entertaining as His Lordship was on C4 News in the UK last night, when he made much the same points but with the demeanour of a man who has just discovered the nurse has hidden his claret. The hapless interviewer couldn't get a word in as old Rammy railed about the government and the Home Office. One of the major axes being ground was that Home Office ministers and their officials have spent too much time inventing management systems to manage managing prison management instead of focusing on managing the prisoners.

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