London Bridge attack prompts criticism of U.K.’s ‘failing’ prison system

Euronews | Dec 2, 2019 at 4:23 PM

The deadly London Bridge stabbing attack last weekhas shined a light on what some experts say is a criminal justice system in crisis as it struggles to cope with overcrowded prisons and overstretched rehabilitation programs after years of huge funding cuts.There was public outrage after it emerged that Friday’s attacker, Usman Khan, had been released halfway through his 16-year sentencefor his part in an al Qaeda-inspired plot to blow up the London Stock Exchange and other sites.