"Pope Benedict's general prayer intention for the month of August is "that prisoners may be treated with justice and respect for their human dignity." But prisoners have little voice and their plight is rarely in the public eye. In the UK, the prison population has more than doubled over the past two decades and figures show that the nation incarcerates more of its population than any other country in Western Europe.
So, what is the current situation really like for prisoners held behind bars in Britain? Visit this article to read more.