Concern over potential ‘ex-offenders centre’ in Wroot

High Street, Wroot is subject to plans for a prisoner's rehabilitation centre. Picture: Andrew Roe

High Street, Wroot is subject to plans for a prisoner's rehabilitation centre. Picture: Andrew Roe

Proposals for a controversial ‘Transition House’ at which former criminals could be taught reading and writing skills have sparked protests in an Isle village.

The Cascade Foundation – a charity which works to help rehabilitate offenders – has revealed they are looking at potentially opening a facility in High Street, Wroot, which may include delivering educational programmes for ex-offenders.

The move has sparked outrage from residents that serious criminals – such as rapists and paedophiles – could be among those using the facility.

 

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