Reducing Reoffending

Part of Justice – in the House of Commons on 14th September 2021.

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Photo of Emma Hardy Emma Hardy Labour, Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle

My constituent had a successful career until addiction took control and she ended up in prison for crimes related to her addiction. She is out of prison, she is not reoffending and she is clean. She is getting her life back. Last year, however, she was raped. The rapist has been convicted, but she has been told that she is not entitled to criminal injury compensation because she has a prior conviction. Is that fair?