36once, but allowing for this and for some increase in receptions, the number of persons eligible for voluntary after-care in 1965 was probably around 45,000. The service actually made contact with 9,345 of these, or about one-fifth. However, over 4,000 were only interviewed once, and a further 2,000 maintained contact for less than one month.There are perhaps two immediate morals to be drawn from these figures. First, prisoners will only see the point of after-care if they have been prepared for it and if th…
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