Two thirds of criminals given short prison sentences go on to offend again, watchdog says

CRIMINALS given short prison sentences are trapped in an “expensive merry-go-round” of committing more offences and being sent back to jail, the probation watchdog warns. Dame Glenys Stacey says that two-thirds of ex-lags go on to offend again, leaving the public at “undue risk”, and a quarter have to be locked up again. Her damning […]

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