Burgon to set out Labour’s five demands to tackle prisons crisis

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Burgon to set out Labour’s five demands to tackle prisons crisis

Opposition to accuse ministers of ‘tinkering’ and call for staffing levels to be restored

The shadow justice secretary, Richard Burgon, will call on the government to fund an emergency five-point plan to end the escalating crisis in prisons in England and Wales.

Addressing a meeting of the Labour police and crime commissioners’ group at the party’s annual conference in Liverpool, Burgon will say the current state of prisons is too dangerous for both staff and inmates.

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