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Prison Population And Short-Term Sentences

EDM number 1057 in 2012-13, proposed by Ian Swales on 11/02/2013.
Categorised under the topics of Prisons and Alternatives to prison.

That this House is concerned that the prison population is too high and that there continues to be a worrying number of largely overcrowded prisons in the UK that are housing up to 83 per cent over their certified normal accommodation numbers; and notes that consideration should be given to a move towards alternative rehabilitation methods, such as usingcommunity sentences to replace costly short sentences of up to six months, not only to tackle the prison population but to benefit communities, improve prison conditions and reduce the fiscal burden of housing the current prison population which currently stands at an estimated 13 billion per year.

This motion has been signed by a total of 14 MPs.

Ian Swales11/02/2013RedcarLiberal DemocratProposed
Alan Meale11/02/2013MansfieldLabourSeconded
Peter Bottomley11/02/2013Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Tim Farron11/02/2013Westmorland and LonsdaleLiberal DemocratSeconded
John McDonnell12/02/2013Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn12/02/2013Islington NorthLabourSeconded
Bob Russell12/02/2013ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew George12/02/2013St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
John Leech12/02/2013Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Martin Caton13/02/2013GowerLabourSigned
Mike Hancock13/02/2013Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Virendra Sharma13/02/2013Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
David Ward14/02/2013Bradford EastLiberal DemocratSigned
Roger Williams27/02/2013Brecon and RadnorshireLiberal DemocratSigned

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