Our Lead Researcher, Maximilian Yoshioka writes for the Huffington Post about our new report From inmates to entrepreneurs.
Despite the fact that reoffending by ex-prisoners costs the government and wider society at least £4.5 billion a year, success in reducing recidivism has been limited. Almost half of prisoners reoffend within a year of their release, with young and short-sentenced prisoners actually more likely to reoffend than not. At a time when the public sector is attempting to consolidate and become more efficient, the billions spent every year catching and imprisoning repeat offenders is an unacceptable waste. A new report by the Centre for Entrepreneurs – From inmates to entrepreneurs: how prison entrepreneurship can break the cycle of reoffending – puts forward entrepreneurship as the solution, proposing that prisons prepare their inmates for starting a business upon release.
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