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45% of adults are reconvicted within a year of release

In England & Wales 85,753 people were in prison in January 2016

  • England and Wales have the highest imprisonment rate in Western Europe
  • The prison system has been overcrowded every year since 1994
  • It costs, on average, £36,237 to keep someone in prison for a year
  • 68% of prisoners who do not receive visits from family reoffend

ACT goes into prisons : Imprisoned

Sources: Prison Reform Trust “Bromley Briefings Autumn 2015” & Ministry of Justice "Prison Population Figures"

In England & Wales 85,753 people were in prison in January 2016
  • England and Wales have the highest imprisonment rate in Western Europe
  • The prison system has been overcrowded every year since 1994
  • It costs, on average, £36,237 to keep someone in prison for a year
  • 68% of prisoners who do not receive visits from family reoffend

ACT goes into prisons : Imprisoned

Sources: Prison Reform Trust “Bromley Briefings Autumn 2015” & Ministry of Justice "Prison Population Figures"

45% of adults are reconvicted within a year of release

  • Recidivism costs the economy £9.5 - £13 billion a year
  • Mentoring ex-offenders could save the government an estimated £1 billion a year
  • Of the 3000 (approx.) mentors in England and Wales, 90% are volunteers

ACT mentors ex-offenders : Released

Sources: Jonathan Aitken "Prison Mentors" & Prison Reform Trust “Bromley Briefings Autumn 2015

 45% of adults are reconvicted within a year of release
  • Recidivism costs the economy £9.5 - £13 billion a year
  • Mentoring ex-offenders could save the government an estimated £1 billion a year
  • Of the 3000 (approx.) mentors in England and Wales, 90% are volunteers

ACT mentors ex-offenders : Released

Sources: Jonathan Aitken "Prison Mentors" & Prison Reform Trust “Bromley Briefings Autumn 2015

Homelessness and reoffending are linked

  • There are over 300,000 people in England who are either officially recognised as homeless or are hidden from official counts in B&Bs, squats, on friends' sofas and on the streets
  • In Autumn 2015 it is estimated that there were 3,569 rough sleepers in England
  • 15% of newly sentenced prisoners reported being homeless before custody, 9% were sleeping rough
  • Prisoners are 79% more likely to reoffend if they were homeless prior to custody
  • Only 27% of prisoners enter employment on release from prison

ACT provides community : Flourishing

Sources: Prison Reform Trust “Bromley Briefings Autumn 2015”, Crisis "Homeless Monitor" & Department for Communities & Local Government "Rough Sleeping Statistics"

Homelessness and reoffending are linked
  • There are over 300,000 people in England who are either officially recognised as homeless or are hidden from official counts in B&Bs, squats, on friends' sofas and on the streets
  • In Autumn 2015 it is estimated that there were 3,569 rough sleepers in England
  • 15% of newly sentenced prisoners reported being homeless before custody, 9% were sleeping rough
  • Prisoners are 79% more likely to reoffend if they were homeless prior to custody
  • Only 27% of prisoners enter employment on release from prison

ACT provides community : Flourishing

Sources: Prison Reform Trust “Bromley Briefings Autumn 2015”, Crisis "Homeless Monitor" & Department for Communities & Local Government "Rough Sleeping Statistics"

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