Prison Population

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 31st March 1977.

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Photo of Mr Brynmor John Mr Brynmor John , Pontypridd 12:00 am, 31st March 1977

The phasing out of attendance centres for the older prisoners is known, but we are extending other forms of non-custodial treatment because we believe that the prison population is too high and that non-custodial methods will better rehabilitate the majority of criminals.