More than half of prison leavers were released without settled accommodation between April 2020 and March 2021.
47% of prisoners have no formal qualifications on entry into custody. 42% were expelled or permanently excluded from school.
"Ex-offenders who are employed are 29% less likely to reoffend," Prison Reform Trust.
Prison leavers made homeless are over 50% more likely to reoffend within a year, according to Ministry of Justice data.
Education has additional benefits, including improved wellbeing, finding self-belief and building the confidence and capacity to change.
Reoffending makes up 80% of all convictions and cautions, causing untold suffering and costing an estimated £18 billion each year.