Only one in six of prisoners in England and Wales have both somewhere to live and a job or training arranged when they are released, inspectors suggest.
A joint inspection into resettlement provision for adult prisoners followed 80 offenders when they left prison.
Chief Inspector of Prisons Nick Hardwick said it found the role of a prisoner’s family in their resettlement was being overlooked.
It was carried out by Ofsted and the prisons and probation inspectorates.
The inspection said family relationships were too often seen as a matter of “visits which could be reduced or increased according to an offender’s behaviour”.
Only 16% of the prisoners were found to have had lined up both employment or training and somewhere to live on the day they were released.Share