New Rehabilitation Program Launched in UK Prisons
New Rehabilitation Program Launched in UK Prisons, In a pivotal move toward criminal justice reform, the UK government has launched a new rehabilitation program in several prisons. Announced on November 15, 2023, the initiative is designed to cut reoffending rates by offering inmates improved education and vocational training.
Spearheaded by the Ministry of Justice, the program equips inmates with skills and qualifications for post-release employment. It includes literacy, numeracy, and vocational courses in areas like carpentry, plumbing, and IT. This approach, based on the belief that employability reduces reoffending, has received acclaim from criminal justice experts.
This marks a major shift in the UK’s criminal justice approach, signaling a move toward a more rehabilitative and less punitive system.