Opinion: Boris Johnson thinks building more prisons can curtail violence – he's clearly wrong
Johnson is appropriating the pain of victims for political legitimacy while simultaneously abandoning those who need help rather than jail time
29% of adults in prison were victims of abuse as children and 24% were taken into care. 53% of women in prison report being victims of domestic violence. No, we don’t need more prisons. We need well resourced community based supports for vulnerable people.