Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 18th September 2018.

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To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average reoffending rate was of offenders who served sentences in (a) public sector and (b) private sector prisons in each of the last five years.

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We have published data on reoffending after release from individual prisons here:

Due to data quality issues this data is only available until September 2015. Work is ongoing to improve the quality of this information, with the aim that we can resume publication of this in the future.

Since our probation reforms in 2014-2015, while prison staff still have a key role to play, Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs) are now responsible for delivering pre-release support for offenders.

We have announced our intention to amend CRC contracts to introduce an enhanced through the gate service so that providers do more to help offenders find accommodation and access to employment or benefits on release. On 27 July we published a consultation, ‘Strengthening Probation, Building Confidence,’ which outlines a number of proposals to stabilise and improve probation delivery

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