Community Sentences

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Justice – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 24th April 2018.

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Photo of Rory Stewart Rory Stewart The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice 12:00 am, 24th April 2018

This is something the Department studied in detail in 2015, and we have conclusive evidence that giving somebody a community sentence rather than a short custodial sentence reduces reoffending over a one-year period.