A life sentence really? The resettlement of prisoners with a conviction for a sexual offence and the role of a housing support charity in this process
Helen Mills and Roger Grimshaw (March 2012)
This report explores the transition from prison for those with a conviction for a sexual offence, a group that faces and poses considerable challenges in the community after their prison release. Based on interviews with ex-prisoners convicted of a sexual offence, staff and volunteers at a specialist hostel for this group and representatives from local statutory agencies, the report considers three resettlement issues- housing, employment and community reintegration - and explores the dilemmas that arise for professionals involved in the lives of ex-prisoners with a conviction for a sexual offence.