Before someone leaves prison

All prisoners get help preparing for life when they leave prison. In the last 12 weeks of their sentence, they’re given advice and support on:

  • finding somewhere to live
  • getting a job
  • looking after money

Prisoners get additional support if they:

  • have abused substances (eg drugs or alcohol)
  • are sex workers
  • are the victim of domestic violence

Most prisoners spend the last few months of their sentence in a prison near where they plan to live.