I was told at the weekend by someone who works with the RBL, that over 50% of the inmates in Bristol Prison are ex-forces, and many were still quite young. Am I naive to be astounded at this figure? What is going wrong with re-settlement and after care that such a state of affairs can come about? What happens to the families? I've always been an advocate for young people to join the forces in reducing the likelihood of ending up on the wrong side of the law -especially for a young lad with little else to recommend himself than fitness and a desire to see the world a bit. With this statistic in mind I'm not so sure any more.