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Serial offenders in jail

Prisoner re-offending rates revealed by the Home Affairs Minister in Tynwald have been branded 'horrific' by an MHK.

In response to a written question, Rushen's Quintin Gill was told that of the 84 prisoners in custody on October 1st, 25% had been in custody five times or more.

Nine had been in more than three times, 17 more than once and 14 had been in once before.

Mr Gill (pictured) says this is proof the penal system is failing:

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