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One in ten of Britain’s prisoners are former members of the armed forces, according to the Howard League for Penal Reform. “The percentage of ex-servicemen [sic] in jail has increased by a third in the last five years,” said ex-paratrooper Tony Banks.
“It is well publicised that some servicemen [and women] face problems when adjusting to civilian life but bitter military campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan mean that we have not had such a large number of combat troops returning to civvy street since the Second World War,” said Banks.

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