1. The most basic measures
necessary to encourage a law-abiding life on release are not
being taken in all cases: particularly getting prisoners off
drugs and providing sufficient basic and vocational skills.
2. Efforts to reform young
offenders, where hopes for reform must be the highest, are
particularly inadequate. Drug treatment has often not available
when needed and (vocational) training courses begun while
confined were often not continued in the community upon release
3. Prisoners continue to be
discharged without any sustained supervision to discourage them
from resuming old habits.
Paraphrased from Crime
Reduction Factsheet: How Can We Reduce Reoffending by Known
Criminals - The Overseas (U.S.A.) Evidence, by David G.
Green as found at: