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Section 9.10. The rehabilitation of prisoners will be the key feature of the Scottish criminal justice system, normalising the prison environment, working to limit prison stay, reinstatement with mentoring and through reintegration of prisoners into society and making restitution. The main focus to be on preventing reoffending by understanding and removing the causes for criminal behaviour in the first place.

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Proposed Amendment to 9.10.

  • Caledonialan

    Section 9.10. The principal aim of any sentence or order concerning the future of a person convicted of a criminal offence shall be to ensure that no further offences of the kind in question are committed by the person convicted or by any other person. In that regard, rehabilitation and reinsertion under proper supervision must be given the fullest possible importance, without neglecting the need to protect the public from future offences.

      • alanhind

        I agree entirely but this will not happen unless a fully integrated seamless system of justice,health,welfare ,social security ,housing etc.Only then will an offender be able to reintegrate with society particularly upon being released from custody.

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