Apparently there are also "Health and Safety" implications about putting more in the prisons.
I personally favour a work routine. If all cons get 8 hours in bed that means we can have 3 to a bed, with the cons moving through a three way cycle. 8 hours in bed, 8 hours hard labour, 8 hours to admin themselves/meet the family/etc.
Works on a submarine I believe, and if it is good enough for the Andrew it is good enough for them.
Just empty the prisons all out bar the worst violent offenders. The complexion of the country won't perceptably change and it will free up more moolah for the incomers to claim in state benefits.
The prisons will then be nice and empty and ready to house all the English patriots who dare to voice protest at the dismantling of our beloved nation.
Solution, round up all the lifers and line them up against a wall and shot them, there is an estimated 5000 life sentence prisoners in the system taking up a valuable places, save the tax payer and the government loads, bring in execuions instead of life, that would be a deterent effect, imagine in court then 10 mins later shot after a guilty verdict, Think the Chinese do this.