The resettlement experiences of people supported by the charity Prisoners Abroad

Project report


Cracknell, M. and Ward, J. 2022. The resettlement experiences of people supported by the charity Prisoners Abroad. Prisoners Abroad.
TypeProject report
TitleThe resettlement experiences of people supported by the charity Prisoners Abroad
AuthorsCracknell, M. and Ward, J.
Abstract

This report is based on a research study examining the resettlement experiences of people previously imprisoned overseas and who are supported by the charity Prisoners Abroad. Ten people who had been imprisoned abroad were interviewed, in addition to four members of staff from Prisoners Abroad and two from partner organisations. Our findings highlighted that Prisoners Abroad administer a comprehensive service providing continuous and meaningful support to people during their imprisonment abroad, immediately upon their deportation and as they resettle into life in the UK. The support is fundamental in preventing homelessness. Many clients returning to the UK face a range of barriers to their re/integration including difficulties attaining employment through criminal records checks and digital exclusion issues. Despite these barriers, Prisoners Abroad staff have a clear set of values and an ethos that provides meaningful and valued help and support to a marginalised client base. These values prioritise ‘human caring’, are non-judgemental and are strengths-based in their approach – helping individuals to reach a level of self-sufficiency. The wider criminal justice system could learn from this approach.

Sustainable Development Goals16 Peace, justice and strong institutions
Middlesex University ThemeHealth & Wellbeing
LanguageEnglish
PublisherPrisoners Abroad
Publication dates
Print21 Jul 2022
Publication process dates
Deposited23 Aug 2022
Output statusPublished
Web address (URL)https://www.prisonersabroad.org.uk/Handlers/Download.ashx?IDMF=1d6e80b9-b891-46c5-9b7f-e56e2609a467
Permalink -

https://repository.mdx.ac.uk/item/89y06

  • 43
    total views
  • 0
    total downloads
  • 2
    views this month
  • 0
    downloads this month

Export as

Related outputs

The return of drugs courts: some important considerations
Ward, J. and Kawalek, A. 2024. The return of drugs courts: some important considerations . International Journal of Drug Policy. 127. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2024.104418
Invisible men: Short prison sentences and the pains of invisibility and insignificance
Cracknell, M. 2023. Invisible men: Short prison sentences and the pains of invisibility and insignificance. The Howard Journal of Crime and Justice. 62 (3), pp. 341-356. https://doi.org/10.1111/hojo.12517
Horizontal and vertical responsibilisation in the resettlement field
Cracknell, M. 2023. Horizontal and vertical responsibilisation in the resettlement field. Safer Communities. 22 (1), pp. 28-41. https://doi.org/10.1108/SC-09-2022-0037
Comment piece: The inspection of Offender Management in Custody – new resettlement policy, same old problems
Cracknell, M. 2023. Comment piece: The inspection of Offender Management in Custody – new resettlement policy, same old problems. Probation Journal. 70 (3), pp. 298-307. https://doi.org/10.1177/02645505231191455
‘Prisoners abroad’ resettlement service: Housing security and lessons for probation
Ward, J. and Cracknell, M. 2023. ‘Prisoners abroad’ resettlement service: Housing security and lessons for probation. Probation Quarterly. 27, pp. 21-25. https://doi.org/10.54006/nkmv7477
The diminishing voice of the probation service
Cracknell, M. 2023. The diminishing voice of the probation service. Probation Quarterly. 27, pp. 35-40. https://doi.org/10.54006/BAFW7149
'Trying to make it matter': The challenges of assimilating a resettlement culture into a 'local' prison
Cracknell, M. 2023. 'Trying to make it matter': The challenges of assimilating a resettlement culture into a 'local' prison. Criminology & Criminal Justice. 23 (2), pp. 165-182. https://doi.org/10.1177/17488958211037469
Effective practice in resettlement
Cracknell, M. 2023. Effective practice in resettlement. Manchester, UK HM Inspectorate of Probation.
Drug user networks, coping strategies and HIV prevention in the community
Power, R., Jones, S., Kearns, G. and Ward, J. 1995. Drug user networks, coping strategies and HIV prevention in the community. Journal of Drug Issues. 25 (3), pp. 565-581. https://doi.org/10.1177/002204269502500304
An ethnography of risk management amongst illicit drug injectors and its implications for the development of community-based interventions
Power, R., Jones, S., Kearns, G. and Ward, J. 1996. An ethnography of risk management amongst illicit drug injectors and its implications for the development of community-based interventions. Sociology of Health & Illness. 18 (1), pp. 86-106. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9566.ep10934419
Research and development focusing on peer intervention for drug users
Hunter, G., Ward, J. and Power, R. 1997. Research and development focusing on peer intervention for drug users. Drugs: Education, Prevention, and Policy. 4 (3), pp. 259-270. https://doi.org/10.3109/09687639709028548
Results of a screening survey for co-morbid substance misuse amongst patients in treatment for psychotic disorders: prevalence and service needs in an inner London borough
Weaver, T., Rutter, D., Madden, P., Ward, J., Stimson, G. and Renton, A. 2001. Results of a screening survey for co-morbid substance misuse amongst patients in treatment for psychotic disorders: prevalence and service needs in an inner London borough. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. 36 (8), pp. 399-406. https://doi.org/10.1007/s001270170030
The prevalence and management of co-morbid substance misuse and mental illness: results of a screening survey in substance misuse and mental health treatment populations
Weaver, T., Hickman, M., Rutter, D., Ward, J., Stimson, G. and Renton, A. 2001. The prevalence and management of co-morbid substance misuse and mental illness: results of a screening survey in substance misuse and mental health treatment populations. Drug and Alcohol Review. 20 (4), pp. 407-416. https://doi.org/10.1080/09595230120092724
Drug use and drug dealing in the rave club culture
Ward, J. 2007. Drug use and drug dealing in the rave club culture. PhD thesis Goldsmiths College (University of London) Goldsmiths College
Peer education as a means of drug prevention and education among young people: an evaluation
Ward, J., Hunter, G. and Power, R. 1997. Peer education as a means of drug prevention and education among young people: an evaluation. Health Education Journal. 56 (3), pp. 251-263. https://doi.org/10.1177/001789699705600305
Contemporary issues in criminal court procedure
Ward, J. 2022. Contemporary issues in criminal court procedure. in: Johnston, E. (ed.) Challenges in Criminal Justice UK Routledge. pp. 65-84
Running on the treadmill: Practitioner experiences of mass supervision
Cracknell, M. 2022. Running on the treadmill: Practitioner experiences of mass supervision. European Journal of Probation. 14 (2), pp. 109-127. https://doi.org/10.1177/20662203221104925
Resettlement: a people first approach to community (re)integration
Cracknell, M. and Flinterman, C. 2022. Resettlement: a people first approach to community (re)integration. in: Burke, L., Carr, N., Cluley, E., Collet, S. and McNeill, F. (ed.) Reimagining Probation Practice: Re-forming Rehabilitation in an Age of Penal Excess Routledge.
Trapped in a cycle: the Offender Rehabilitation Act 2014 and the rise in recall to custody
Cracknell, M. 2022. Trapped in a cycle: the Offender Rehabilitation Act 2014 and the rise in recall to custody. ECAN bulletin.
Criminal court sentencing: the case for specialist ‘young adult’ courts
Ward, J. and Spence, R. 2022. Criminal court sentencing: the case for specialist ‘young adult’ courts. The British Journal of Criminology. 63 (4), pp. 1041-1057. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjc/azac076
From the 'seamless sentence' to 'through the gate': understanding the common threads of resettlement policy failures
Cracknell, M. 2021. From the 'seamless sentence' to 'through the gate': understanding the common threads of resettlement policy failures. British Journal of Community Justice. 17 (2), pp. 86-103. https://doi.org/10.48411/pfz6-ba61
Assessing the resettlement reforms under transforming rehabilitation
Cracknell, M. 2021. Assessing the resettlement reforms under transforming rehabilitation. Probation Quarterly. https://doi.org/10.54006/WXGS7129
The resettlement net: ‘revolving door’ imprisonment and carceral (re)circulation
Cracknell, M. 2023. The resettlement net: ‘revolving door’ imprisonment and carceral (re)circulation. Punishment and Society: The International Journal of Penology. 25 (1), pp. 223-240. https://doi.org/10.1177/14624745211035837
Practitioner and service user experiences of short term imprisonment and resettlement under the Offender Rehabilitation Act 2014
Cracknell, M. 2020. Practitioner and service user experiences of short term imprisonment and resettlement under the Offender Rehabilitation Act 2014. PhD thesis Middlesex University School of Law
The return of drugs courts: some important considerations
Ward, J. 2021. The return of drugs courts: some important considerations. The Justice Gap.
Transforming rehabilitation: a failed experiment in throughcare and offender reintegration
Cracknell, M. and Trebilcock, J. 2020. Transforming rehabilitation: a failed experiment in throughcare and offender reintegration. in: Birch, P. and Sicard, L. (ed.) Prisons and Community Corrections Critical Issues and Emerging Controversies London Routledge. pp. 1-14
Post-sentence supervision: A case study of the extension of community resettlement support for short sentence prisoners
Cracknell, M. 2020. Post-sentence supervision: A case study of the extension of community resettlement support for short sentence prisoners. Probation Journal. 67 (4), pp. 340-357. https://doi.org/10.1177/0264550520942834
Transformative learning through university and prison partnerships: reflections from 'Learning Together' pedagogical practice
Gray, N., Ward, J. and Fogarty, J. 2019. Transformative learning through university and prison partnerships: reflections from 'Learning Together' pedagogical practice. Journal of Prison Education and Reentry. 6 (1), pp. 7-24. https://doi.org/10.25771/jbrt-q510
Problem-solving criminal justice: developments in England and Wales
Ward, J. 2019. Problem-solving criminal justice: developments in England and Wales. Utrecht Law Review. 14 (3), pp. 7-18. https://doi.org/10.18352/ulr.472
Post-release reforms for short prison sentences: Re-legitimising and widening the net of punishment
Cracknell, M. 2018. Post-release reforms for short prison sentences: Re-legitimising and widening the net of punishment. Probation Journal. 65 (3), pp. 302-315. https://doi.org/10.1177/0264550518776779
Transformative learning through university and prison partnership: an evaluation of the Middlesex University and HMP Wandsworth Prison module
Ward, J., Gray, N. and Cracknell, M. 2017. Transformative learning through university and prison partnership: an evaluation of the Middlesex University and HMP Wandsworth Prison module. London Middlesex University.
Transforming summary justice: Modernisation in the lower criminal courts
Ward, J. 2016. Transforming summary justice: Modernisation in the lower criminal courts. London and New York Routledge.
Reflections on undertaking the Probation Qualifying Framework scheme during the transforming rehabilitation changes
Cracknell, M. 2016. Reflections on undertaking the Probation Qualifying Framework scheme during the transforming rehabilitation changes. Probation Journal. 63 (2), pp. 211-218. https://doi.org/10.1177/0264550516648401
Northampton Youth Offending Service review panel evaluation
Ward, J. and Warkel, K. 2015. Northampton Youth Offending Service review panel evaluation. London Middlesex University.
Changing prisons in challenging times- reporting from a roundtable seminar
Ward, J. 2015. Changing prisons in challenging times- reporting from a roundtable seminar. School of Law Roundtable Seminar: Changing Prisons in Challenging Times. Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom 16 Mar 2015
Drugs, care and sex work: sex and survival
Ward, J. and Pearson, G. 2016. Drugs, care and sex work: sex and survival. in: Hobbs, D. (ed.) Mischief, Morality and Mobs: Essays in Honour of Geoffrey Pearson London Routledge. pp. 195-207
Transforming 'summary justice' through police-led prosecution and 'virtual courts': is 'procedural due process' being undermined?
Ward, J. 2015. Transforming 'summary justice' through police-led prosecution and 'virtual courts': is 'procedural due process' being undermined? The British Journal of Criminology. 55 (2), pp. 341-358. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjc/azu077
Are problem-solving courts the way forward for justice?
Ward, J. 2014. Are problem-solving courts the way forward for justice? Howard League for Penal Reform.
Punishing drug possession in the magistrates’ courts: time for a rethink
Ward, J. 2013. Punishing drug possession in the magistrates’ courts: time for a rethink. European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research. 19 (4), pp. 289-307. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10610-012-9191-1
Drug consumption in London: a city of diverse and changing scenes
Ward, J. and Thom, B. 2009. Drug consumption in London: a city of diverse and changing scenes. in: Eisenbach-Stangl, I., Moskalewicz, J. and Thom, B. (ed.) Two worlds of drug consumption in late modern societies England Ashgate Publishing. pp. 39-56
Policing public drugs nuisance through the anti-social behaviour legislation: questions and contradictions
Ward, J. 2011. Policing public drugs nuisance through the anti-social behaviour legislation: questions and contradictions. European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research. 17 (4), pp. 323-341. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10610-011-9155-x
One problem among many: drug use among care leavers in transition to independent living
Ward, J., Henderson, Z. and Pearson, G. 2003. One problem among many: drug use among care leavers in transition to independent living. London, UK Home Office Research, Development and Statistics Directorate.
Tracking care leavers as they move to independence.
Ward, J. and Pearson, G. 2003. Tracking care leavers as they move to independence. Economic and Social Research Council.
Some practical and ethical issues encountered while conducting tracking research with young people leaving the 'care' system.
Ward, J. and Henderson, Z. 2003. Some practical and ethical issues encountered while conducting tracking research with young people leaving the 'care' system. International Journal of Social Research Methodology. 6 (3), pp. 255-259. https://doi.org/10.1080/1364557032000091851
Flashback: drugs and dealing in the golden age of the London rave scene.
Ward, J. 2010. Flashback: drugs and dealing in the golden age of the London rave scene. Cullompton, UK Willan Publishing.
Young people’s perceptions of risk
Ward, J. and Bayley, M. 2007. Young people’s perceptions of risk. in: Thom, B., Sales, R. and Pearce, J. (ed.) Growing up with risk London Policy Press. pp. 37-56
Quantities, quality, costs and sources.
Moskalewicz, J., Ward, J. and Thom, B. 2009. Quantities, quality, costs and sources. in: Eisenbach-Stangl, I., Moskalewicz, J. and Thom, B. (ed.) Two worlds of drug consumption in late modern societies. Ashgate Publishing.
Researching drug sellers: an 'experiential' account from 'the field'
Ward, J. 2008. Researching drug sellers: an 'experiential' account from 'the field'. Sociological research online. 13 (1), pp. 31-42. https://doi.org/10.5153/sro.1673
Broadening the discussion on sexual exploitation: ethnicity, sexual exploitation and young people
Ward, J. and Patel, N. 2006. Broadening the discussion on sexual exploitation: ethnicity, sexual exploitation and young people. Child Abuse Review. 15 (5), pp. 341-350.
Review essay
Ward, J. 2001. Review essay. Policy Studies. 22 (2), pp. 135-142. https://doi.org/10.1080/01442870120096376
Opportunities for research: Changing Youth Transitions—new risks and vulnerabilities
Ward, J. 1998. Opportunities for research: Changing Youth Transitions—new risks and vulnerabilities. Drugs: Education, Prevention, and Policy. 5 (1), pp. 105-107. https://doi.org/10.3109/09687639809035776
Substance use among young people 'looked after' by social services
Ward, J. 1998. Substance use among young people 'looked after' by social services. Drugs: Education, Prevention, and Policy. 5 (3), pp. 257-267. https://doi.org/10.3109/09687639809034087