Over 40% increase in people homeless on leaving prison in the East of England

Crime / Sat 11th Sep 2021 at 04:28pm

OVER forty per cent increase in people homeless on leaving prison in the East of England.

Government data released yesterday shows a shocking rise in homelessness among those leaving prison, across the East of England.

The number of people homeless or threatened by homelessness on departure from custody has increased by 42.5% compared to last year. This amounts to 570 people in the past year.

Campbell Robb, Chief Executive, Nacro said: “These figures show an urgent need for the government to invest in support and housing across the country for those leaving prison in the upcoming spending review. Leaving prison homeless increases the chance of reoffending and ends hope of rehabilitation.

We want the government to ensure no-one leaves prison without a home to go to, giving people the best chance to get a job, rebuild relationships, and play a part in their local communities. This is even more important when many people leaving prison are coming out into a changed world in the grip of a global pandemic.”

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2 Comments for Over 40% increase in people homeless on leaving prison in the East of England:

gary roberts
2021-09-11 16:56:07

Mr. Halfon where is that note in the Treasury you are so fond of? This research highlights clearly the nonsense coming from Mr. Buckland the Justice Secretary about improvement in prison release support for offenders. Nacro one of the most respected organisations in the sector has been urging this government to act rather than using the usual tough language of "so what" they deserve it. Forgetting of course it will lead to reoffending. Mr. Halfon what would you do for these people? Oh yes tag them: BS again. They leave prison with not a pan to piss in and £46. Could Mr. Halfon live on that while homeless? No! Can anyone find that Treasury note again to help, it dates back to 2010!!!

2021-09-12 07:42:23

Come across the Channel in a rubber boat and on arrival a taxi will whisk you to a four star hotel where you will be given generous benefits while you wait a few weeks until your nice new accommodation is made ready for you !

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