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Tender of Prison Sentences to other Countries

Submitted on Monday 15th August 2011

Published on Tuesday 16th August 2011

Current status: Closed

Closed: Thursday 16th August 2012

Signatures: 4

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England ~ Greece ~ Prison ~ UK

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Tender of Prison Sentences to other Countries

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The Government is petitioned to tender out the prison sentence to interested countries (possibly Turkey, Greece, etc) for habitual re-offenders. The average cost per prison place in England is £45,000 per year and the majority of nations do not spend this per prisoner. This tendering would therefore be a cost saving measure to the UK whilst encouraging people not to re-offend. With no change in criminal justice policy, by the end of June 2016 the prison population is projected to increase to between 83,100 and 93,600.


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