Source: (2009) London: Commission on English Prisons Today. The Howard League for Penal Reform.

Do Better Do Less: The report of the Commission on English Prisons Today advocates a new approach of penal moderation and a number of fundamental reforms, including: - A significant reduction in the prison population and the closure of establishments - The replacement of short prison sentences with community-based responses - The dismantling of the National Offender Management Service (NOMS), including the break up of the centrally managed prison service - With local authorities as lead partners, we suggest local strategic partnerships should be formed that bring together representatives from the criminal justice, health and education sectors, with local prison and probation budgets fully devolved and made available for justice reinvestment initiatives.


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