'Schools are for education, not jail!'.
I MUST agree with comments made by Kenny Surtees (The Gazette 25.08.16) on prison being a soft touch and a cushy number.
Seeing as the are full, it reason that it a soft Peter of Thornaby We need to look no further than the prison population, which is at a record high and reoffending rates going through the roof.
So look at this logically, if prison was hard and a deterrent, no-one would want to go there.
Seeing as the prisons are full, it stands to reason that it must be a soft touch. We had a recent article in The Gazette, where the new governor in Holme House Prison wanted his prison to be run more like an academy than a traditional prison.
Well this fellow is obviously in the wrong job, schools are for education, prisons are for punishment, the clues are in the wording.
PETER GIBSON, Thornaby
made further I Seeing as the prisons are full, it stands to reason that it must be a soft touch. Peter Gibson of Thornaby