Life after prison

Prisons need to support offenders to prepare for their release, working together with probation and with other services that support the transition through the gate.

Audits and inspections are reported on a 4-point scale, from 1 (lowest rating) to 4 (highest rating).

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An independent assessment by HMIP of the level to which prisoners are prepared for release into the community, and helped to reduce the likelihood of reoffending.

HMIP inspections are undertaken about once every three years. The data presented here shows the most recent assessment for each prison establishment.

Data source: Prison performance ratings

2019-20

HMIP resettlement inspection Count
1 - poor 5
2 - not sufficiently good 40
3 - reasonably good 47
4 - good 24

The number of releases with accommodation on the first night of release as a proportion of releases from a custodial sentence.

Data source: Prison performance ratings

2019-20

Accommodation on the first night following release Count
Did not achieve target 8,100.0 %
Achieved target 1,700.0 %

The number of releases in employment on the date six weeks after release date, as a proportion of releases from a custodial sentence.

Data source: Prison performance ratings

2019-20

Employment at six weeks following release Count
Did not achieve target 9,500.0 %
Achieved target 400.0 %