Will re-education reduce re-offending?
Over the last few years, there has been a rise in the number of re-offending Victorian prisoners. A recent Ombudsman report has linked this increase to insufficient literacy and numeracy skills among inmates.
The Victorian Government is looking to change this and in 2016 will introduce greater skills testing and vocational education opportunities for prisoners to help with their subsequent transition back into society
But will this re-education program work? And could it contribute to a safer community?
Reporter Tara Cosoleto finds out.