Jailed UK Army Veterans To Be Provided Special Support – 21 December 2014

RT logoThe British Ministry of Justice has announced that from January, all new inmates at UK prisons will be asked if they served in the army – to help provide special support and rehabilitation for them.

Thus, the veterans would be identified as early as possible, and prison facilities will get guidance on how to help the ex-army servicemen.

Former army service members leaving prison will also be assessed to see if they have mental health issues, including depression, which need to be dealt with, while their families will also be offered support, according to the plan.

It comes after a report by Conservative MP and QC Stephen Phillips, which was commissioned by Chris Grayling, the Justice Secretary, and included in the Government’s Armed Forces Covenant.

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