Prison Growth

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The prison population dropped from a high of over 30000 in 1877 to just over...
9000 at the end of WW1
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Figures than rose again to between...
11000 and 12000 leading up to WW2 and from that point onwards the trend continued upwards
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In 1950’s the prison population was reaching a high of...
40000 and by the end of the decade was nearer 50000 (Newburn 2013)
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Between 2000 and now, there has also been a rise in the...
Length of sentences which were handed out
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The average time spent in prison rose from...
7.9 months in 1999 to 9.5 months in 2009
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Could increasing crime be an explanation as to prison population growth?
igures suggest some increase in crime, but not to the same level as prison growth
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There has been a historical shift..
Towards imprisonment, with many more given a custodial sentence
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What is penal populism?
Crime is often a major issue in elections with each political party promising to be tough on crime
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Why has this lead to an increase in prison populations
1 in 4 convicted of indictable offence sentenced to prison in 2010, compared to 1 in 7 in 1992
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There has been a war on...
Drugs, meaning more people are being sent to prison for drug offences
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By the end of June 2016 the prison population is projected to be between...
88,500 and 93,600
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Total prisons expenditure increased from £2.8bn in 1995 to
£4.3bn in 2006
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In 1950’s the prison population was reaching a high of...

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