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Will Alsop's 'five-star' prison concept scheme for Birmingham has been branded 'bloody obscene' by the police (ajplus 05.06.06). Paul Tonks, chairman of West Midlands Police Federation, lashed out at the scheme (right) which features tennis, football, swimming and bowls facilities. He said: 'Prison should be a place for people to be incarcerated. What incentive is there for people not to want to go back? I hope this scheme ends up in the shredder. It's because of people like Alsop that we have the kind of society we have today.'

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