Prison Reform — Motion to Take Note

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 1:49 pm on 21st January 2016.

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Photo of Lord Harris of Haringey Lord Harris of Haringey Labour 1:49 pm, 21st January 2016

I am grateful to the noble Lord for responding. The point of the custody and rehabilitation officer is not to get away from the concept that everyone should be responsible for the security and safety of an individual. It is to create someone who would take personal responsibility for ensuring that the journey of a prisoner through the prison system, particularly in relation to rehabilitation, so that it is owned by an individual who makes sure that that journey happens and that the right solutions are found for each person. That is what I think is being lost and is what will undermine the Secretary of State’s desire to bring about a rehabilitation revolution.