Local MP Mark Pawsey has spoken in the House of Commons to praise the work of Rugby’s ‘Futures Unlocked’ programme, which helps those exiting prison live crime free lives and improve their life chances. Mark visited the Futures Unlocked scheme in Rugby, with the Secretary of State for Justice, last year, and says he was impressed by their work.
“Prison is an important part of our justice system, keeping our streets and neighbourhoods safer, but stopping people from returning to crime after prison is just as important. We want to break cycles of crime and prison, in communities and families around Rugby. Programmes like Futures Unlocked are doing excellent work in this area.”
“When I visited the Futures Unlocked programme last year, I thought their work was great news for those involved, and also for the whole of Rugby. The Secretary of State was also impressed, and I was pleased he has now paid tribute to the programme, in the House of Commons.”
“We need a justice system that works for the future of our communities, as well as keeping them safe today. Those working with Futures Unlocked are delivering that future, and I am glad that this Government is supportive of this kind of work.”