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Prison leavers and homelessness

As part of the Pathways and Prevention phase of the project, an Iriss Insight was produced with a focus on prison leavers and homelessness.

Iriss Insights summarise evidence and draw out implications for practice on a range of topics.

Data Visualisation

One in three prison leavers released to stable accommodation has re-offended (1)

One in three prison leavers released to stable accommodation has re-offended

More than two in three prison leavers who were homeless or in unstable accommodation have re-offended (2)

More than two in three prison leavers who were homeless or in unstable accommodation have re-offended

Six in ten prisoners believe that having a place to live would help them stop offending (3)

Six in ten prisoners believe that having a place to live would help them stop offending

In 2012, 846 people were recorded as leaving prison to ‘no fixed abode’ in Scotland (4)

In 2012, 846 people were recorded as leaving prison to ‘no fxed abode’ in ScotlandThis equates to 5% of the total population of prison leavers that year.

21% of offenders are aware of housing association operating in their prison (5)

21% of offenders are aware of housing association operating in their prison

No more than 4% of offenders reported engagement with the prison-based housing associations (6)

No more than 4% of offenders reported engagement with the prison-based housing associations.

Data references

Some data this Insight refers to has been visualised.