Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Foreign National Prisoners

The numbers of foreign nationals in British prisons has increased by 75% over the past five years according to Charles Clarke, Home Secretary and by 150% over the past ten years according to the Prison Reform Trust.

"They come from 168 countries, but over half are from just six countries (Jamaica, Irish Republic, Nigeria, Pakistan, Turkey and India). A quarter are Jamaicans, by far, the largest single group."

If the Home Secretary is considering releasing prisoners early due to prison overcrowding, why will foreign national prisoners need to be tagged when they should be deported even earlier?

5 comments:

wonkotsane said...

But black and asian people don't commit crimes - they just get victimised by the police. These statistics can't be right - we should spend some more money proving it's wrong and that the report was written by a racist. We should probably set up a few focus groups too.

revinkevin said...

These foreign nationals, on their release can we not deport them straight away?

After all they abused our hospiltailty by committing the crimes they did in the first place.

My fist of flounce said...

"Abusing hospitality"? What a load of sh*t your talking. Do you think all those imprisoned come to Britain with the specific reason of committing crime? Or should we look at the lack of opportunities afforded to those who could otherwise enrich and enliven British society?

revinkevin said...

If you goto live in another country you should respect the laws and customs of that country, if you cannot do that do not go to that country.

It is simple

Anonymous said...

My fist of flounce - I laughed when I read that, thought you were taking the piss. But on reflection I fear you may actually writing that claptrap in good faith.

"Or should we look at the lack of opportunities afforded to those who could otherwise enrich and enliven British society?"

If they are going to "enrich and enliven" then why do we also need to provide opportunities for them to do it? At what point is the enriching and enlivening going to kick in.

And what do you mean by enrich and enliven anyway?