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MoJ Plan Prisoner Rehabilitation Reform

by Michele Keilty

Chris Grayling, Photo Credit Conservative Party

Chris Grayling, Photo Credit –  Conservative Party

The Ministry of Justice today announced plans to reduce the risk of prisoners re-offending, by improving the rehabilitation process across England and Wales.

Almost 60% of prisoners re-offend within a year of being released. This initiative hopes to unite public, private and voluntary sectors in the battle against re-offending.

The reforms propose new ways of working with and mentoring offenders and will transform the way re-offending is tackled.

MP Chris Grayling said: “We cannot go on with a situation where thousands of prisoners are released onto the streets every year with no guidance or support, and are simply left to re-offend.”

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Prison-art exhibition opens

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Homeless charity Crisis is holding a new art exhibition to showcase works by people who have spent time in prison.

The aim of the exhibition, Inside Out, is to help  who have been affected by homelessness or been marginalized to rebuild their self-esteem and confidence in life.

The artists have produced the artwork while in jail, on probation or while trying to rebuild their lives within the community.

The exhibition is being held at Crisis’ creative centre, The Bermondsey Project, in south London and will run until August 4 and will feature drawing, painting, sculpture, photography and films.

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