Four out of 10 women prisoners expect to be homeless on release,
according to a new report from rehabilitation group Nacro.
The study calls for a joined-up approach from government to
ensure that local authority housing and social services, health
services, training providers and the voluntary sector work together
to reintegrate women prisoners and their children into the
More than 8,000 children are damaged each year because of their
mother’s imprisonment, says the report.
“Most women in prison receive little help and support and face
an uphill struggle to find work, housing and rebuild family
relationships on release,” said Nacro chief executive Helen
Edwards. “It is little wonder that nearly half of women released
from prison commit another crime within two years.”