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Prison Bingo Slides.ppt

  1. 1. PRISON Does it work?                     
  2. 3. PRISON LIFE
  3. 9. Prison life
  4. 12. THE FACTS! <ul><li>It costs on average £38,000 a year to keep someone in prison! </li></ul><ul><li>The UK has the highest imprisonment rate in Europe </li></ul><ul><li>The prison population is predicted to rise even higher, and so more prisons need to be built </li></ul>
  5. 13. Look at how much the prison population has increased
  6. 14. What problems do prisoners face? <ul><li>Over half of all prisoners have a drug problem </li></ul><ul><li>Heavy alcohol consumption is common among prisoners </li></ul><ul><li>Half of all prisoners are at or below the level expected of an 11yr old in reading </li></ul><ul><li>More than half of male prisoners have no qualifications at all </li></ul><ul><li>2 Out of 3 female prisoners have no qualifications at all </li></ul>
  7. 15. Young offenders <ul><li>The number of 15-17 yr olds in prisons has doubled over the past 10years </li></ul><ul><li>It is estimated that </li></ul><ul><li>25% young offenders are fathers </li></ul><ul><li>39% young offenders are mothers </li></ul><ul><li>Drug and alcohol problems are huge among young offenders </li></ul>
  8. 16. Prisoners families <ul><li>It is estimated that 66% of female prisoners are mothers </li></ul><ul><li>Each year more than 16,000 children are separated from their mother by imprisonment </li></ul>
  9. 17. What happens once prisoners are released? <ul><li>62% of prisoners are sent back to prison within 2years of being released </li></ul><ul><li>Ex prisoners are responsible for 1in 5 crimes </li></ul><ul><li>A third of prisoners have nowhere to live on release </li></ul>
  10. 18. Is prison failing in its aims? <ul><li>Prison aims to; </li></ul><ul><li>- deter people from committing crimes </li></ul><ul><li>-punish criminals </li></ul><ul><li>-rehabilitate criminals </li></ul><ul><li>-Keep society safe </li></ul><ul><li>-Justice for the victim </li></ul>
  11. 19. Is prison the best answer? <ul><li>The level of reconviction rates are worrying. </li></ul><ul><li>Do some prisons function as ‘colleges of crime’ where first offenders are housed with hardened criminals- hardly a suitable place in which to steer them away from a life of crime </li></ul><ul><li>Do criminals leave prison with any prospects? </li></ul><ul><li>What about the families of prisoners, are they being punished too? </li></ul><ul><li>Surely prisoners stand a far better chance in the outside world if they have a stable family to return to? </li></ul>

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