Justice Minister Jeremy Wright has called the reoffending rate for criminals "unacceptably high".
A report out today has accused the community sentence system of 'failing' the public.
We are tackling this by changing the way we deal with offenders released after short sentences, so there is greater supervision and rehabilitation.
Prison does work. But we are toughening up community sentences so every sentence contains a genuine punishment, including fines, unpaid work and strict curfews and exclusion zones - which can be enforced with state-of-the-art GPS tracking.