Jacob Hill

Fellow’s Profile

Jacob Hill

Reducing reoffending from society's perspective

Fellowship

Focus

Reintegrating former prisoners into communities to reduce reoffending

Fellowship year

2020

Locality

Yorkshire and The Humber

Biography

I believe everyone deserves another chance. After getting into a significant amount of debt due to a failed business whilst I was studying at university, I made the choice to break the law and was sentenced to 28 months. During my time in prison, I met some amazing individuals who wanted another chance at being members of our society, but did not think they deserved or would get one. I formed Offploy to reduce reoffending and make society safer by placing people with criminal convictions into meaningful, mentored and sustainable employment. During my Churchill Fellowship, I will visit Brazil to understand how they have significantly reduced the cost of incarceration by encouraging self-run prisons. I will also visit Singapore and Fiji to understand how they have drastically reduced reoffending through societal acceptance. I hope to embody the values of Sir Winston Churchill on my travels, and do the Fellowship proud.

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Disclaimer

All Reports are copyright © the author. The moral right of the author has been asserted. The views and opinions expressed by any Fellow are those of the Fellow and not of the Churchill Fellowship or its partners, which have no responsibility or liability for any part of them.