David Cameron spoke at the Policy Exchange on prison reform including plans to give governors complete control over the way they run their prisons.
Let me begin with a pretty extraordinary fact: it’s well over 20 years since a Prime Minister made a speech solely about prisons.
To be frank, it can sometimes be easy for politicians to worry so much that their words will be caricatured, that they might just as well avoid this whole area.
And it can be easy for us all – when these buildings are closed off by high walls and barbed wire – to adopt an “out of sight, out of mind” attitude. I want this government to be different.