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This February it will have been a year since the Offender Rehabilitation Act 2014 (ORA) introduced mandatory community supervision for prisoners on short sentences. In my most recent visit to a resettlement prison, it was apparent that many people still do not fully understand how the changes impact on them after they are released.
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The latest sky-high reoffending figures should convince justice secretary Michael Gove of the need to prioritise rehabilitation in his plans for prison reform. Often overlooked is the role of businesses and charities, which provide volunteering and work placement for prisoners on temporary release in the community.
Following the publication of a joint briefing by the Prison Reform Trust and Clinks, PRT's head of policy and communications, Mark Day takes a look at the important role that release on temporary licence plays in helping people to prepare for life on the outside.
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