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Does prison work?

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Yes - it helps to keep the public safe and put some people off committing crimes.

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No - prisons are unsafe for both inmates and staff, and UK re-offending rates are high.

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Maybe - it's certainly a punishment but it punishes an offender's family too.

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Prison can work as a space for rehabilitation but more funding is needed to better implement this approach more widely.

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  • djbilbo
    They help keep the public safe. Yes, they might need improving but they still need to exist to ensure that the public are safe.
    1 Oct 2021
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  • jack_is_noice.
    its dangerous and violent , there needs to be more inmate protection and help both in prison and after prison .
    2 Mar 2021
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  • gnag
    It could work but needs serious reforms to help in it’s rehabilitation goals and to protect the criminal’s family
    20 Feb 2021
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  • korneljj
    Has a toll on the public, people do not want to end up there, but the fact that it can permanently scar one's job career could be negative.
    28 Jan 2021
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  • korneljj
    Definitely can work - re-offending rates in Norway, where prison is treated as a rehabilitation centre than punishment is lower than ever.
    28 Jan 2021
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  • francois
    Certain people have formed immorality and evil into their source of comfort, therefore prisons prevent them from inflicting detrimental harm
    2 Jan 2020
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  • lebosi4
    Prisons are necessary but the system needs improvement
    23 Apr 2019
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  • bob the big toe
    It is a good ,but security isn’t tight enough as people are breaking out and drugs/ illegal phones are making there way into prison
    14 Feb 2019
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  • db04949
    It can work but not that well now.
    11 Nov 2018
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