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Dispersal prisons, the next most expensive category of prison accommodation, have an operating cost per prisoner place of £33,000 per annum. Super-maximum security prisons As we saw in Chapter 2, the 1995 Learmont Report recommended the establishment of a high security prison for top security prisoners. Learmont also wanted one for particularly disruptive prisoners. He was undoubtedly influenced by the introduction of high security prisons, known as 'Super-maxI prisons, in America, where they are now firmly embedded into standard correctional practice.
Much of this has been highly critical of the way that prisoners are isolated in separate windowless cells and the extremely limited educational and exercise activities. In this country, an inquiry carried out by the government's former chief medical officer, Sir Donald Acheson, found that prisoners who are isolated for long periods in SSUs and who have only limited opportunities to associate with other prisoners and staff, may suffer a deterioration in their mental health. The report of the inquiry, completed in 1996, has not been published.
Fox's final contribution was to influence the preparation of a White Paper, Penal Practice in a Changing Society (1959) which sought to bring the prison system up-to-date with changing social circumstances. The White Paper noted: It is a disquieting feature of our society that in the years since the war, rising standards in material prosperity, education and social welfare have brought no decrease in the higher rate of crime reached during the war; on the contrary, crime has increased and is still increasing .