P136 CEEFAX 136 Sun 9 Apr 01:35/01       —OLITICS  PRISON PREVENTS CRIME, CAREY TOLD The Government has defended its prison policy after the Archbishop of Canterbury warned that there are too many prisoners. See page 135 The Home Office welcomed Dr Carey's "contribution to the law and order debate" but insisted prison deters criminals and protects the public. "Prison plays its part alongside community based sentences in the Government's comprehensive justice policy," it said in a statementN It also stressed that sentences were decided by the courtsN  Next News Main News Despatch Travel