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The BBC One drama Time

EDM (Early Day Motion) 229: tabled on 21 June 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 27 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House congratulates the creators, cast and crew of the BBC One drama Time for shining a much-needed spotlight on the poor conditions endured by prisoners and prison staff; praises the authenticity and originality of this mini-series and the mesmerising but distressing way it highlights the extreme challenges facing anyone living or working in a prison; welcomes the resulting increased public interest in this critical component of our criminal justice system and the growing understanding that, unlike redemption, rehabilitation is impossible within violent and squalid prisons; and urges Ministers to watch Time, available on iPlayer, and to use shifting public opinion as an opportunity to take all necessary steps to minimise violence and other harm against prisoners and prison staff, starting with urgent investment to raise the level of prison officer experience, which has fallen every year since 2012.

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