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Paroled UK Author
Archer Calls for Prison Reform
Thu Sep 18, 5:48 AM ET
LONDON (Reuters) - British novelist and disgraced politician
Jeffrey Archer will call on Thursday for illiterate prisoners
to be refused parole unless they pass a reading and writing
"This could result in thousands of prisoners returning to
society with their minds, rather than just their muscles,
expanded," he was due to tell a conference held by the Howard
League for Penal Reform in Oxford.
Archer, who was released on parole in July after two years in
jail for perjury, said prisoners were discouraged from signing
up for full-time education because it meant earning half as
much as those who did prison duties.
"A better-educated prisoner is surely more likely to get a job
after leaving prison and is therefore less likely to reoffend,"
he said in an advance copy of his speech.
Archer was jailed in 2001 for perjury and perverting the cause
of justice after lying in a libel trial against a newspaper
which said he had had sex with a prostitute.
The former Conservative party deputy chairman, best-selling
author and member of the House of Lords also called for an end
to delays which meant many first-time offenders began their
prison life "among the professors of crime."
He said that after conviction it could take three weeks for
police to decide what category of prison to send an offender
to, meaning that many first-time offenders ended up sharing
cells with hardened criminals before a transfer to an open
Archer -- prisoner FF8282 -- was himself sent for three weeks
after his trial to the high-security Belmarsh jail near
London, which houses "terrorists, murderers, rapists, drug
barons" as well as other violent offenders.
He said prison governors should have a more relaxed attitude
to cannabis use among prisoners and reserve the most serious
anti-drug sanctions -- such as transfer from an open back to a
closed prison -- to heroin abuse.
Because heroin is less likely to be discovered by a drugs test
than cannabis, Archer said inmates who entered jail as social
marijuana smokers turned to the more damaging drug to avoid
detection and as a result left prison as heroin addicts.