Preparing prisoners for employment

The Prison Reform Trust has published a report ‘Out for Good’, which details the findings of a two-year action learning project based in HMP Brixton in south London.

The report finds that an increase in availability of release on temporary license would give more businesses the opportunity to employ prisoners in the community as part of preparation for their release. It found it was not the attitudes of employers but national prison policy and practice which was the main barrier to opportunities for work and training.