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The battle by the prison service to keep contracts secret
The prison service has lost a three year battle to keep secret details on the contracts between private companies and prisons to employ inmates.
The Information Commissioner has ruled that the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) was wrong to withhold the information despite requests from companies that releasing it would put them at risk and affect their ability to take advantage of low wages.
The commissioner also found no evidence to back up any of the arguments made by the prison service to justify keeping information about contracts with a publicly funded body secret .
Originally posted by ludwigvonmises003
hmm...The british gulag camps are revealing their true nature.
Originally posted by Insomniac
I can't see the problem with this... Surely being kept occupied is better for the prisoners mental health and would mean that they'll be less likely to do drugs. Both of these factors would increase their chances of finding work when they leave prison and consequently they'd be less likely to re-offend. Also this is nothing new... Didn't prisoners used to sew mail bags?