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Prisoners’ experience of prison and outcomes on release

Waves 2 and 3 results from the Surveying Prisoner Crime Reduction (SPCR) longitudinal cohort study of prisoners.

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Prisoners’ experience of prison and outcomes on release: wave 2 sample 1 tables

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Prisoners’ experience of prison and outcomes on release: wave 2 sample 2 tables

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Prisoners’ experience of prison and outcomes on release: wave 3 sample 1 tables

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This report summarises the key results from Wave 2 (in-custody, pre-release) and Wave 3 (post-custody) of the Surveying Prisoner Crime Reduction survey. Using interviews with prisoners the report examines prison routine, prisoners’ expectations of life after custody and actual outcomes on release, including employment, accommodation, drugs and alcohol, and finance, benefits and debt.

Tables

Prisoners’ experience of prison and outcomes on release: wave 2 sample 1

These tables provide information on Wave 2 (pre-release interviews) Sample 1 (1,435 prisoners sentenced to between one month and four years in 2005 and 2006) results from Surveying Prisoner Crime Reduction (SPCR), a longitudinal cohort study of prisoners. Information is available on the following topics:

  • current sentence
  • prison interventions
  • education
  • release from prison

Prisoners’ experience of prison and outcomes on release: wave 2 sample 2

These tables provide information on Wave 2 (pre-release interviews) Sample 2 (2,171 prisoners sentenced to between eighteen months and four years in 2006 and 2007) results from Surveying Prisoner Crime Reduction (SPCR), a longitudinal cohort study of prisoners. Information is available on the following topics:

  • current sentence
  • prison interventions
  • drugs and alcohol

Prisoners’ experience of prison and outcomes on release: wave 3 sample 1

These tables provide information on Wave 3 (post-release interviews) Sample 1 (1,435 prisoners sentenced to between one month and four years in 2005 and 2006) results from Surveying Prisoner Crime Reduction (SPCR), a longitudinal cohort study of prisoners. Information is available on the following topics:

  • contact with family and friends
  • release from prison
  • living arrangements
  • employment since release
  • alcohol
  • drugs
  • health
  • finance, benefits and debt
  • attitudes and motivation
Published 22 April 2014
Last updated 29 October 2014 + show all updates
  1. Tables added and revised report
  2. First published.