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Ex-prisoners should be given more personalised support

PUBLISHED May 29, 2012

The social care sector has been championing a new approach ? small scale and more personalised ? that offender management and resettlement could benefit from. A high proportion of prisoners have a psychosis, neurosis, personality disorder, or substance-misuse problem, while 32% fit a broad definition of having a learning disability. Rates of reconviction are 37% for community orders and 47% for custodial sentences (57% for sentences under one year). But by adopting the model used in social care we could improve these outcomes.

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