Making Community Sanctions Work – Letter to the Guardian
Roma Hooper – open letter to the Guardian.
‘Bolstering community sentences for unemployed offenders should be welcomed. We know that short stints in prison result in a staggering two-thirds of low-level offenders reoffending. But the government has not yet done enough to communicate that there are more effective community sentences, which offenders actually find tougher than a short stay in prison. As long as these plans are properly funded, they will go a long way to gaining public confidence in community sentences. This could be a first step towards reducing the unnecessary use of prison, reducing crime and saving taxpayers money.’
Read the full article in the Guardian online.