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Prison-shake up plans unveiled

A network of resettlement jails, including several in London, has been unveiled by the Justice Secretary as part of a shake-up of the prison estate.

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Offenders to 'rehabilitate behind prison walls'

Rehabilitation in the community "must begin behind the prison walls" and follow offenders "out through the gates", Justice Secretary Chris Grayling said today as part of a shake-up of the prison system.

Justice Secretary Chris Grayling . Credit: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire

"It is little wonder we have such high reoffending rates when you have a prisoner leaving HMP Liverpool, given a travel permit to get them home to the south coast, and then expected to simply get on with it.

"This approach is a significant step forwards in our reforms to tackle reoffending and lays the groundwork for building a genuine nationwide network of 'through the gate' supervision and support for all offenders."

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