Cash call by ex-prisoner

A REFORMED prisoner speaking in Sheffield has called for inmates to receive a bigger lump sum on release from jail to reduce re-offending rates.

Saturday, 22nd September 2007, 10:04 am
Updated Saturday, 6th October 2007, 9:37 am

Mark Leech, who was regularly in jail until a successful spell at a therapeutic prison, was speaking at Hallam University at a conference celebrating a century of probation.

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The 49-year-old, who was released from prison in 1995, called for the money prisoners receive on release from jail to be increased so they are not tempted back to a life of crime immediately after being freed.

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