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Short prison sentences don't work new figures suggest

Longer sentences or Community Payback orders have lower reconviction rates latest figures show.

Short prison sentences don't work new figures suggest

Date - 4th October 2021
By - Police Oracle
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Offenders given short prison sentences had a higher number of reconvictions than those who were sentenced to longer periods, Scottish Government statistics show. The figures showed that 43.8% of those released from custody in 2018-19 went on to...
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