This Long Read is a legal overview of the issues surrounding the treatment of prisoners. Generally, the concept of human rights is used as blanket protection, which, in reality, may conceal the mistreatment of prisoners. This article provides readers with alternative perspectives heavily backed by data to compare it with the traditional interpretation of the issue.
Five years ago, a privatisation programme of the National Probation Services was introduced. Today, after some catastrophic cases, we see the needed renationalisation, as the private sector failed to combine the protection of people and profit generation.