BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:05 A.M.) – Nearly 2,600 ex-British soldiers who served in Iraq and Afghanistan have been jailed in the past year for violent crimes and sex offences.

This accounts for a massive four to five percent of Britain’s prison population, according to the UK’s Ministry of Justice (MoJ).

The MoJ began in January 2015 to identify convicted ex-soldiers, prompting a review of veteran management.

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The numbers, the report adds, appear to have dropped since, 545 arrived in the system in the same period a year later. In the year leading up to last September, 2,565 veterans were imprisoned, according to PressTV.

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The men traumatized by modern warfare can pose a big problem to society if not rehabilitated. AFAIR Hitler was a traumatized war veteran.

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The bad management is the Brits thinking prison is cheaper than psychiatry… And well, they like to hire thugs in their militaries, that’s why these had such a bad reputation during colonial era.

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No psychiatry for the GröFaZ surpassed their blunder.

Yes the underprivileged that go there are more likely anyway.

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Typical British soldiers. Have not changed in 1000 years. And this from a system that is actually able to prosecute them. They are beyond prosecution after they leave the island of Britain.

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