Prison Reform Trust response to the Justice Committee inquiry into Transforming Rehabilitation

Document type
Consultation
Corporate author(s)
Prison Reform Trust
Publisher
Prison Reform Trust
Date of publication
1 November 2017
Subject(s)
Offenders, Criminal Justice Services, Mental health services, Disabled people
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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This evidence concentrates on the impact of Transforming Rehabilitation (TR) on people serving short prison sentences or at risk of doing so. It is informed by:

  • A report on a specific project, 'Out for Good', which embedded a PRT colleague in HMP Brixton from 2015-2017 to understand and improve the processes for getting prisoners into employment after release.
  • A three year project, 'Transforming Lives', funded by the Big Lottery, to reduce the unnecessary imprisonment of women.
  • Evidence to the inquiry of the select committee for work and pensions in 2016, looking at support for ex-offenders Evidence to Work and Pensions Committee.
  • Care not Custody work, which seeks to improve health and justice outcomes for people with mental health problems, learning disabilities and other needs in the justice system.
  • The author’s personal experience both as the Governor of a local prison in the period immediately before TR, and then as a member of the team bidding for TR contracts within one of the private sector providers.

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