12 Mar 2024

Government to release prisoners up to 60 days early

Data Correspondent and Presenter

The Ministry of Justice says some prisoners convicted of “low-level” offences in England and Wales could be released up to 60 days early to help ease overcrowding.

We’ve been looking at why prisons are so full – and how the backlog in our courts means more people waiting in prison before they’ve even been convicted of a crime.