Offenders could get mentor when they leave prison

Offenders should be "met at the prison gate" by mentors who can help them escape a life of crime, the Justice Secretary will say today.

Freed prisoners could get a mentor to help them back on track Credit: PA Wire

Chris Grayling will today set out plans for a major extension of mentoring provided by voluntary groups and private companies on a payment-by-results basis.

In a speech, he will decry the "tragedy" of prisoners leaving jail with no idea how to get their lives back on track.

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Freed prisoners could get mentor

Offenders should be "met at the prison gate" by mentors who can help them escape a life of crime, the Justice Secretary will say today.