Thousands of days added to prisoners' sentences

13 August 2018, 08:16 | Updated: 13 August 2018, 08:19


Nearly 2300 extra days were added to inmates' sentences at Chelmsford Prison last year.

That's more than double the year before.

The Howard League for Penal Reform - which released the figures - claims staff shortages and overcrowding aren't helping.

Prisoners across the East of England were given more than 83 years' additional time behind bars last year for offences committed while inside.