Sussex Pathways Facts.

For more information on these facts and figures please see below.

29% of prisoners have experienced abuse or observed violence in the home (41%) as a child. 

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/278837/prisoners-childhood-family-backgrounds.pdf

The prison system has been overcrowded every year since 1994.

46% of adults are reconvicted within one year of release.

For those serving sentences of less than 12 months this increases to 58%. 20–30% of all offenders have learning disabilities.

From: http://www.prisonreformtrust.org.uk/Portals/0/Documents/Prison%20the%20facts%20May%202014.pdf

37% of prisoners stated they require help with finding accommodation upon release.

60% of prisoners reported that having a place to live would help them to stop reoffending.

From: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/278806/homelessness-reoffending-prisoners.pdf

Ex-offenders who have a job are between 30% and 50% less likely to re-offend.

From: http://www.socialenterprisewm.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Good-Practice-Ex-offenders-and-Employment-K-Maton-SEWM-CIC-June-2012.pdf