Investigating the Prisoner Finance Gap across four prisons in the North East

Meadows, Linda, Feasey, Simon and Bird, Hayden (2010) Investigating the Prisoner Finance Gap across four prisons in the North East. Project Report. Department for Work and Pensions.

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Within the underpinning context of reducing re-offending of released prisoners, the Prisoner Finance Gap (PFG) has been identified as an issue likely to present a significant barrier to the effective resettlement of offenders. The Hallam Centre for Community Justice was therefore commissioned by the Department for Work and Pensions to conduct a qualitative investigation into the PFG within four prisons in the North East.

The research investigates the nature of the PFG as experienced by prisoners and ex-prisoners, the systems in place to address their financial exclusion and the extent to which pre-release inputs impacted on financial inclusion following release. It identifies obstacles and barriers to the take-up of inputs and examines the nature and effectiveness of strategic and operational relationships. It concludes with a series of recommendations aimed to address the issues raised.

Keywords:Prisoner Finance Gap
Subjects:L Social studies > L500 Social Work
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Sport and Exercise Science
ID Code:40791
Deposited On:29 Apr 2020 14:11

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