Locked up, then locked out

Cutting re-offending would be one the most effective ways to reduce crime, with almost half of the 80,000 adults released each year from prison committing another offence within a year. For young people serving short sentences for crimes such as burglary and theft, the re-offending rate is over 90%.

Any ‘tough and intelligent’ approach to crime must build on the evidence that stable housing can cut re-offending rates, as it provides a platform for ex-offenders to rebuild their lives.… Read more