Where is the logic in restricting prisoners’ access to exercise?

The Mail reports today that the government is to “end the cushy life in prison” for British inmates, who will apparently be denied access to television and the gym. “Instead offenders will start their life behind bars adhering to a spartan regime, wearing prison uniform and having to earn any perks,” the Mail adds.

Taking apart the flimsy case for private prisons

The right-wing Think Tank Reform published a report yesterday claiming that private firms are better at running prisons. There are fundamental problems with Reform’s analysis, however.