Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Free homes for criminals
Some new customers for BTL I think . . . Thousands of crime suspects are to be housed in flats and houses in cities around England and Wales while awaiting trial, in an emergency measure to ease prison overcrowding. Hundreds of low-risk criminals with no fixed address are also expected to benefit by becoming eligible for early release on a tag. The £18 million-a-year deal, in which a private company will provide accommodation for suspects and ex-prisoners, is the latest measure aimed at freeing up cells in jails.