at bad prisons
Few countries in the world have prison conditions as poor as those in Britain, Archbishop Heenan of Westminster said last week. He was speaking to about 200 inter-faith social workers at St. Martin of Tours home for Down and Outs.
Dealing with the subject of afterprison-care. the Archbishop said that in his experience ex-prisoners here had little hope of taking up a normal life on release and often were forced back to crime and prison by society. Dedicated welfare officers. social workers and prison wardens, however, were slowly effecting a change in this situation.
Referring to the recent teenage riots at Clacton, he said that unless the country meets the growing delinquent problem. the outlook for the future could he "very grim".