In detail: Prisons in the UK
Leaving prison

Re-offending rates among offenders are high - about two thirds are reconvicted within two years of release. Among men aged 18-21 the rate is about three quarters.

Accommodation problems are common - nearly one in three will not have somewhere to live upon release.

A majority of prisoners will have no job to go to and six out of 10 employers automatically exclude those with a criminal record.

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