No cabinet 'dissent' over prison policy, insists Clarke: "Ken Clarke has said there is 'no dissent' among ministers about proposed reforms to sentencing and penal policy designed to cut reoffending rates.
The justice secretary has been attacked by sections of the media for pledging to curb the rise in prisoner numbers.
Mr Clarke told MPs it was 'right' to imprison serious criminals and he was not at odds with Home Secretary Theresa May over whether prison worked.
He insisted he had never called for an end to short sentences."
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