Up to half of prisoners do not feel they are being punished while behind bars fuelling concerns of soft justice, the Daily Telegraph can disclose.

In some jails fewer than one in five inmates believe they are paying for their crimes, according to the Ministry of Justice’s own survey.

Across the prison estate a third of prisoners also say they not being helped to address their offending or to ensure they will be law-abiding citizens on release.

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