According to the UK Independence Party website UKIP will try to achieve the following if they gain power at the 2010 general election:

Prisons Policy. UKIP will double the number of prison places in the UK within 10 years. We will build new prisons, modern fit for purpose prison ships, deport EU national prisoners and provide temporary or low risk prisons quickly to ease overcrowding in the mean time.

Prison regimes will be tougher and good behaviour rewarded with special treatment, not taken as a human right or expected as a matter of course.

Rehabilitation courses will be encouraged in prisons, and released prisoners offered immediate assistance with suitable ‘workfare’ schemes on leaving prison.

I would be interested to hear both positive and negative views on UK Independence Party’s Prisons Policy policies in the comments below?