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Grim reading: One in four ex-offenders were reconvicted within 12 months of being released in Scotland

Date - 28th June 2019
By - Nick Hudson - Police Oracle
Offenders close to release from prison are set to receive enhanced employment support in a bid to reduce re-offending rates in Scotland. The government accepts many prisoners face difficulties on release, and some of the biggest drivers of...
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