‘Prisoners abroad’ resettlement service: Housing security and lessons for probation

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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
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Title‘Prisoners abroad’ resettlement service: Housing security and lessons for probation
AuthorsWard, J. and Cracknell, M.
Abstract

This paper reports from a small-scale qualitative study involving people imprisoned overseas and supported by the resettlement service ‘Prisoners’ Abroad’ following deportation to the UK. A key focus of Prisoners’ Abroad resettlement work is assisting ‘returnees’ into secure accommodation and to retain housing tenancies over the longer-term in efforts to prevent homelessness. The centrality of housing from the perspectives of both the service users and Prisoners Abroad staff provide important insights and lessons for wider probation practice. Without a housing base, people lack the certainty and stability needed to address practical and emotional issues typically experienced after prison. Moreover, to establish the requisites for everyday functioning so that moving forward can be achieved.

Sustainable Development Goals16 Peace, justice and strong institutions
Middlesex University ThemeHealth & Wellbeing
LanguageEnglish
PublisherProbation Institute
JournalProbation Quarterly
ISSN2752-6933
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Print14 Mar 2023
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Deposited16 Mar 2023
Accepted09 Mar 2023
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