Prison Reform Trust comments on Lammy review

By agency reporter
September 12, 2017

The Prison Reform Trust has commented on David Lammy's independent review into the treatment and outcomes for black, Asian and minority ethnic individuals in the criminal justice system, published on 8 September 2017.

Director of the Prison Reform Trust, Peter Dawson said: "This is a seminal report. It shows through dispassionate factual analysis our criminal justice system still discriminates when it comes to ethnicity.  But it also shows that the solutions lie in accountable, fair practice which every part of the system could achieve, and which would benefit every person caught up in the system, regardless of their race or background.
 
"On her first day in office, the Prime Minister highlighted systemic disadvantage as a priority. David Lammy has delivered an unanswerable case for change with a practical set of recommendations to achieve it. The government has an opportunity to right a deep seated wrong at the heart of our justice system. The time for analysis is past—the time to act is now"

* Read the Lammy Review here

* Prison Reform Trust http://www.prisonreformtrust.org.uk/

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