In the Media

Prison visits 'cut reoffending'

PUBLISHED October 4, 2004

Supporting the families of prisoners could significantly cut crime, according to international research.

A conference in Edinburgh on Monday will hear that inmates who keep up family ties are up to six times less likely to reoffend.
Scotland's prisons now run a range of programmes to help those behind bars keep contact with their families. But delegates at the conference, organised by Families Outside, will be told that the support is too patchy.