Amusing comments but there is a serious point as well
Newly released prisoner (although it did take 2 years to get him wound up enough to do this) + no permanent home +doubtful job prospects -> desire to *want* to go back to prison.
At c£35k/PA of UK taxpayers money.
AFAIK one of the new super-duper Offender Management Systems (The one the UK GAO described as a "Masterclass in poor project management") aims was joined up handling of the newly released (so the 5000 non UK residents could come straight out of the prison gate into the van taking them to the airport) which cost UK taxpayers c£400m (Nice work EDS as was).
Their new version IIRC is scoped at c£200m but will remain 3 separate systems (consolidated from standalone systems per prison) and *might* have a nationality field included.
Anyone think he's the *only* person whose decided prison is better than living for 2 years in what I suspect is a hotel (and which AFAIK in the UK can charge market rates for the room he's in. Knowing you're living in a dump and the owner is charging through the nose for the priviledge)
BTW UK repeat offenders were c66% under the last Conservative government. Under Labor that went up to 77%.
EDS (now HP). The company that just keeps giving (customers S£$t).