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Askham Grange Prison is praised

Askham Grange Prison is praised

5:51am 2nd November 2009

York Prison Askham Grange has been praised by the Independent Monitoring Board for it low rate of reoffending.

Stats for inmates, who go back to crime within two years after leaving the jail, are 47% lower than the national average.

Women and young offenders sent there are kept in an open prison -  the ethos is preparing them for their return to society.

Michaels concerned cutbacks will effect the prisons performance.

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