More veterans in justice system than soldiers serving in Afghanistan

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    The following article makes very disturbing reading indeed. Some of the most disciplined members of society ending up in pokey in massively disproportionate numbers. This is yet more evidence of how our government neglects the troops they send to combat. In most cases the behaviour of these individuals is down to the side-effects of the jobs they have done, this being everything from maladjustment back to civvy street after years in the forces, through every stage of PTSD from mild to serious and suicidal.

    If our military were provided the proper support when they return from combat or leave the service, there would be far fewer of them ending up incarcerated

     

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