Record numbers of ex-soldiers in UK jails as combat trauma blamed – The Guardian

Posted September 1st, 2008 in armed forces, news, prisons, violent offenders by sally

“The number of soldiers who end up in prison for violent offences has increased dramatically in the past four years, according to a report that has raised concerns about the mental health of military personnel returning from war zones. Compiled by probation officers, the report estimates that at least 8,500 former soldiers are in custody – 9 per cent of the UK prison population and nearly double the estimate of a previous study by the Home Office in 2004, which put the figure at 5 per cent.”

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The Guardian, 31st August 2008