Sex offender treatment in prison led to more offending

The main sex offender treatment programme for England and Wales has been scrapped after a report found it led to more reoffending.Researchers found prisoners completing the programme were slightly more likely to offend than a control group.The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) replaced the scheme in March after research confirmed evidence of its weaknesses.The main programme to psychologically treat the highest-risk offenders has also been replaced, the ministry said.