TopicWhat justice? Robbers and violent thugs to be free from prison EARLY as jails too crowded
The Government wants to make it easier to release eligible prisoners ahead of schedule under the home detention curfew (HDC).
The MoJ has streamlined the process and reduced the bureaucracy surrounding the HDC, but the same number of prisoners are eligible for the scheme.
The prison population is 84,474, this figure has increased from around 15,000 since the war and since 1993, there has been a staggering increase from 44,246 prisoners.