New scheme will help ex-pris­on­ers

Western Daily Press - - News -

THE Jus­tice Sec­re­tary has launched a new scheme to help ex-of­fend­ers stay off the streets and away from crime.

David Gauke an­nounced that Bris­tol, Leeds and Pen­tonville pris­ons would spear­head a £6 mil­lion pi­lot pro­gramme.

It is aimed at help­ing pris­on­ers find and stay in sta­ble ac­com­mo­da­tion and re-in­te­grate into so­ci­ety.

Re­search shows that those who are home­less or in tem­po­rary ac­com­mo­da­tion are sig­nif­i­cantly more likely to re-of­fend within a year than those with a sta­ble place to live, ac­cord­ing to the Min­istry of Jus­tice.

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