Imagine being in prison, ticking off the calendar but being unable to get released once your punishment has ended. That has to be a nightmare.
There are in increasing number of prisoners in such a situation. Not through any fault of their own but because Labour introduced a raft of new indeterminate sentences but failed to put in place sufficient resources for the Parole Board to release them.
As I write, envelopes are being issued to groups of my peers from the Parole Board - 'you are listed for a hearing but we are bust, we'll get back to you."
On behalf of the great British public (and on your taxes) people are being held in prison once their punishment ended, solely because someone forgot to see the obvious - that the more people you throw into prison, the more resources there must be to release them at the other end. Doh!