Twenty thousand servicemen in prison, on probation or parole

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More than 20,000 former servicemen are in prison or on probation or parole, double the total British personnel in Afghanistan, according to a new survey.

The study by Napo, the probation officer’s union, found that an estimated 8,500 veterans are in prison, almost one in 10 of the prison population, which is a rise of more than 30 per cent in the last five years.

It found that of 90 probation case histories of former servicemen, the majority had a chronic alcohol or drug problem, while nearly half suffered from post-traumatic stress or depression.

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