Rehabilitating Prisoners: Role of Sport

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Justice – in the House of Commons on 4th June 2019.

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Photo of Ellie Reeves Ellie Reeves Labour, Lewisham West and Penge

Last year’s review of sport in prisons shows that reoffending rates were markedly lower among those who had participated in sports-based resettlement programmes than among those who had not, but the report noted a distinct lack of engagement in physical activity among women in prison. What steps will the Minister take to implement Professor Meek’s recommendation of a specific physical activity strategy for women, and what incentives will the Government provide to sports clubs to get involved with rehabilitation schemes?