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Coronavirus chaos: 4,000 prisoners face early release – No10 panics over jail outbreak

Coronavirus chaos: 4,000 prisoners face early release - No10 panics over jail outbreak 1

Thousands of prisoners are set to be released from prison under the new movement to protect the NHS.

Lord Chancellor and Justice Secretary Robert Buckland has announced that each case will be individually risk assessed. 

Mr Buckland said: “This Government is committed to ensuring that justice is served to those who break the law.

“But this is an unprecedented situation because if Coronavirus takes hold in our prisons, the NHS could be overwhelmed and more lives put at risk.

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“All prisoners will face a tough risk assessment and must comply with strict conditions, including an electronic tag, while they are closely monitored. Those that do not will be recalled to prison.”

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