OTHER SOCIAL ISSUES

People in prison: Ex-service personnel

Article

This findings paper summarises the literature on ex-Service personnel to explore the differing needs and experiences of this particular sub-group within the prison and custody population.

Abstract

This findings paper is part of a series which focuses on people in prisons and other types of custody. The series explores the differing needs and experiences of different sub-groups within the prison and custody population. We hope these findings papers will build into a useful resource on the backgrounds and experiences of groups within the prison population who might otherwise be overlooked, and encourage further research and the development of services to meet their needs. This paper summarises the literature concerning ex-Service personnel and draws on evidence from prisoner surveys and inspections undertaken by HM Inspectorate of Prisons. It aims to provide an overview of the potential issues faced by ex-Service personnel in prison and whether these differ from those faced by the general prisoner population, and to review the resources available to ex-Service personnel in prison and the outcomes for this group.

Full Reference

HM Inspectorate of Prisons, 2014. People in prison: Ex-service personnel. A findings paper. Available at: <https://www.justiceinspectorates.gov.uk/hmiprisons/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2014/03/Ex-Service-personnel-findings-paper-2014.pdf>.