Research and analysis

The impact of experience in prison on the employment status of longer-sentenced prisoners after release

Results from the Surveying Prisoner Crime Reduction (SPCR) longitudinal cohort study of prisoners



The importance of employment in supporting reducing re-offending has long been recognised.

There is less understanding of why some prisoners are able to secure work, whilst others do not. Improving our understanding is a key priority for those involved in the management and rehabilitation of offenders.

This report presents findings from data gathered during SPCR about factors, such as programmes and interventions in prison, that are associated with employment after release, for longer-sentenced prisoners (between 18 months and four years).

Published 22 April 2014