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The Ministry of Justice must go back to the drawing board on rehabilitation

The Chair of the Justice Committee says the government’s Transforming Rehabilitation programme is woefully inadequate

By Bob Neill  

Justice Secretary David Gauke. Photo: NurPhoto/SIPA USA/PA Images

Although still not a universally accepted view, there is a growing realisation that failures to invest properly in the criminal justice system create a false economy which chains many offenders, a majority of whom are incredibly vulnerable individuals with a troubled past, to a life of crime and recidivism.

Other than those who commit the most serious of offences, they will all, one day, be released. It therefore makes sense to do everything we can to help ensure each and every…

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