Without better investment in education and rehabilitation of our prisoners, is it a surprise that we have such poor re offending rates?

I am aware that a lot of good work is done in many establishments, but the strain on staffing levels and low capital investment is now clearly showing in the performance data, staff morale and prisoner unrest.

Support of the prison system by addressing rehabilitation in modern humane environments has to be the way forward for a civilised nation.

I look forward to hearing if the Minister, Liz Truss, has addressed the issues highlighted by the RSA report when announcing her proposals for prison reform.