London, June 30 (ANI): Keeping an inmate in prison costs Brit taxpayers 38,000 pounds a year, which is more than a place at Eton, Justice Secretary Ken Clarke is expected to reveal today.
According to The Sun, 104 pounds a day equates to paying "expensive hotel prices" for the 85,000-prison population.
"Too often prison has proved a costly and ineffectual approach that fails to turn criminals into law-abiding citizens. Many a man has gone into prison without a drug problem and come out drug dependent, and petty prisoners can meet up with some new hardened criminal friends," he will say.
He is expected to focus on rehabilitation of the prisoners.
"It means rigorously enforced community sentences that punish offenders, but also get them off drugs and alcohol and into employment." (ANI)