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.
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.