Cherie Booth tells politicians to stop ‘hysterically’ hyping crime – The Independent

Posted September 5th, 2008 in crime, news, prisons by sally

“The ‘hysterical rhetoric of politicians attempting to ride the tiger of public opinion’ is fuelling the fear of crime, according to a commission headed by Cherie Booth. The Commission on English Prisons Today, led by the wife of the former prime minister, protested over the record prison population reached under the government led until last year by Tony Blair.”

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The Independent, 5th September 2008