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Keystone Cops ...

Now working at a prison near you http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-37899401

To mis-quote Marilyn Monroe:"Diamonds are a prisoners best friend."

Still, it's nice to be told that security still remains a top priority... apparently?
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Re: Keystone Cops ...

I hear that after several years of cutting prison officers HM Gov't is to recruit more officers to increase numbers to pre 2010 levels.

I wonder how long before the same thing happens to the police force?

Have our MP's ever understood the phrase 'false economy' I wonder?
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I hear that after several years of cutting prison officers HM Gov't is to recruit more officers to increase numbers to pre 2010 levels.

I wonder how long before the same thing happens to the police force?

Have our MP's ever understood the phrase 'false economy' I wonder?
Why bother when someone else has to sort it out. After all, if a week IS a long time in politics then five years must seem like a life-time. Still the perks, jollies and pensions are worth sticking it out for.
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Re: Keystone Cops ...

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I wonder how long before the same thing happens to the police force?
Police? Ah yes, I remember them! Didn't they used to patrol our streets, maintaining law and order?

Our mayor recently stated that Watford town centre is safe at night. A few days later there was a murder and stabbing at night. It's a dangerous world out there and I can't really blame the police for keeping cosy and safe in their headquarters, tutt-tutting over indistinct CCTV images of criminals plying their trade.

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Re: Keystone Cops ...

The problem I'm have with getting my head around all of this, is why would anyone want to break out of a 5* hotel?

According to one individual - recently transferred from a secure loony bin "I love prison with free TV, education to degree level, a gym to keep fit, plus my own room and three meals a day etc., etc.'

Or, are we being mis-informed yet again and prison is not as good as we have been led to believe?
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The problem I'm have with getting my head around all of this, is why would anyone want to break out of a 5* hotel?

According to one individual - recently transferred from a secure loony bin "I love prison with free TV, education to degree level, a gym to keep fit, plus my own room and three meals a day etc., etc.'

Or, are we being mis-informed yet again and prison is not as good as we have been led to believe?
I have only visited one prison, Lewes in East Sussex, and I really wouldn't want to make a habit of it.

I was visiting an inmate there, (sad story of a young lad remanded for his own protection), so my visit was entirely voluntary. I nevertheless found the whole experience very dehumanising, so I cannot imagine what it is like for inmates.

This was about thirty years ago, and I am pleased to report that the young lad has since led a happy and fruitful life after recovering from substance addiction, but that experience left a very deep impression on me, and I shall certainly never forget it.

I may be an honorary member of the 'bring back the birch' campaign, but I somehow think the Daily Mail and Express may be exaggerating the star ratings of our prisons just a little.
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