Should the prison system be changed?
The Justice Secretary Ken Clarke has outlined plans to issue more community sentences, rather than send criminals to prison. Do prisons work?
Criticising what he called the remorseless rise in prison numbers, Mr Clarke said locking people up for the sake of it was a waste of public funds.
He said prison had too often proved "a costly and ineffectual approach that fails to turn criminals into law-abiding citizens".
Ken Clarke's speech comes as Scotland MSPs are poised to pass major justice reforms aimed at cutting reoffending rates and boosting alternatives to jail sentences.
Do you work within the prison system? Are too many people being sent to prison? Should the private and voluntary sectors have a role in rehabilitating prisoners? What do you think of planned reforms in Scotland?