Jonathan Aitken is
at pains to stress that his appointment to head a study for a prison reform think-tank is not all about him.
"I have been at pains to say that this is not an ego trip for me. It's certainly not a political comeback. "What it is is an assignment, a job which I've been asked to do, to head a team of very distinguished experts."
On our programme tonight, Andrew Bomford will have a report for you on prisons. As he tells it:
"Being a father is difficult when you are behind bars. Many prison-dads lose touch with their children and partners, and once they're released having no stable home to go to is likely to increase re-offending. At Wandsworth Prison in South west London they've come up with a novel idea for helping counter this problem. Once a week children are allowed into the prison if they bring their homework with them to do with their dads." Andrew has had access to the Homework Club. You can hear his report tonight. Here are a couple of snaps to go with it..