JUSTICE SECRETARY CHRIS GRAYLING GETTING TOUGH ON PRISONERS – It has long been a belief of the hard working and honest taxpayer that our prisons are little more than luxury hotels with three square meals a day, access to free higher education and recreational facilities.
Included in the list of luxuries is a fully stocked movie library complete with all the X-rated and violent material you could desire and all this to be watched on a lovely flat-screen TV. Who says crime doesn’t pay?
The Justice Secretary, Chris Grayling, has for some time voiced his concerns over the ‘easy life’ that UK prisoners are afforded and have vowed to tackle the problem; a prison cell after all is supposed to be a deterrent, not something that you actively seek to acquire.
In one of Chris Grayling’s proposals he wants to do away with a prisoners right to have access to X-rated and other 18-certificate DVD’s; and now these plans are being put into action.
No longer will prisoners be afforded access to these types of DVD’s and they will also no longer be able to receive them from visiting relatives. In a move to stamp out the luxuries any such material found in a prisoner’s cell will be confiscated and can involve disciplinary action taken against the prisoner.
This move is another step towards making our prisons more akin to punishment and this is in addition to a ban on 18+ certificated video games that was introduced some months ago by the Government.
Chris Grayling is determined that all prisons in the UK must be ‘spartan but humane’ in order to convince prisoners that prison is NOT the place they would wish to spend time in again and to enforce upon would-be criminals that prison life is not a desirable way to live.
So far Chris Grayling has been pushing ahead for change to include:
[/icon_minus_sign] A ban on Sky TV
[/icon_minus_sign] A reduction in the number of televisions in cells
[/icon_minus_sign] Less pocket money
Most those these luxuries, as Chris Grayling points out, is not affordable to many hardworking taxpayers’ and therefore should not be afforded to those who break the law – crime should not be rewarded with a life of easy and access to things law abiding citizens don’t have.
This move, along with others that Chris Grayling has vowed to implement, is welcome news to the British public – it is not that often that a politician sticks to his word and this is a very refreshing change. Well done Mr. Grayling.