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Freed prisoners "becoming homeless"

#1
... and a big "aaaaagh" for the crims ...

HERE
Freed prisoners 'becoming homeless'
More than 78,000 prisoners in the last four years have been freed without a home to go to, figures show.

A report by shadow housing minister Grant Shapps said 12,000 prisoners in England and Wales were released on to the streets in 2005/06.

The figure included 1,122 from high-security prisons.

Tory Mr Shapps said: "Right now there's a revolving door from prison release to homelessness and often back into prison again.

"It's a trap which is letting everyone down and renders what little rehabilitation work goes on within prison virtually useless."

He added: "Ensuring that prisoners have adequate housing on release is fundamental to their re-integration into society and would dramatically reduce the rate of ex-prisoner re-offending.

"Failing to resolve this issue ultimately costs the taxpayer and local communities a fortune as everyone is forced to bear the consequences of increased 'bed and breakfast crime' where ex-prisoners re-offend in order to get a roof over their heads."

The highest number of inmates freed without a home address in 2005/06 came from Leeds Prison (463), followed by Exeter (416).

In the last four years the total of homeless inmates freed was 78,197, according to a survey conducted by the shadow minister.

The report said: "Homeless offenders present a number of challenges that extend beyond the lack of a stable and fixed address. It is therefore crucial that more is done to reduce the risk of prisoners losing their accommodation on arrest and that we make the necessary requirements to provide for those with nowhere to go on release."
My bold - pity they don't do something for the troops :mad:
 
#2
They go in clink because when they are not in their own homes they will be in ours.

If they have no place to go on release then I suggest a bit of charity work. A sponsored walk across the Thames, no bridges to be used.
 
#3
Why should we do more for them than we do for ex-soldiers?

First, if they have no address to go to, keep them in for the full term, no early release.

Second, kick all the illegals, failed asylum seekers and so on out of council property. Should free up enough for ex-service homeless and homeless ex-cons (with priority to ex-service).
 
#4
Apparently 25% of prisoners are ex military. British legion and other organisations will assist with accommodation for them pre release. An official from the British legion has commented to me that they should have had his help on discharge from the Forces rather than the nick.
 
#5
It's a disgrace that prisoners are released from jails straight onto the streets. Many prisoners have mental health problems and should never have been in prison in the first place- the delightful 'care in the community' effectively ended proper provision for mentally ill and mentally disabled people, and means in effect complete neglect of whole groups of vulnerable British people.
How can people be rehabilitated back into society if prisons are allowed to release them without establishing a roof over their heads upon their initial release. To remove their independance of action and movement basically institutionalises a person. Common sense dictates that to dump this person onto the streets effectively makes their likelihood of re-offending increase massively, which makes the whole concept of prison as a place of real rehabilitation redundant.
It's not just for the prisoners's sake themselves that we should be angry about this state of affairs, but for the communities that they are released into without accomodation or proper support to prevent them lapsing into crime again.
 
#6
Dog-faced-soldier said:
Why should we do more for them than we do for ex-soldiers?
Because the bleeding heart liberals in this country are all w@nkers and won't impress their Grauniad reading lesbian supporting 'fwiends' by supporting someone who has served their country rather than screwing it.

And breathe.................................
 
#7
actiontoday said:
It's a disgrace that prisoners are released from jails straight onto the streets. Many prisoners have mental health problems and should never have been in prison in the first place- the delightful 'care in the community' effectively ended proper provision for mentally ill and mentally disabled people, and means in effect complete neglect of whole groups of vulnerable British people.
How can people be rehabilitated back into society if prisons are allowed to release them without establishing a roof over their heads upon their initial release. To remove their independance of action and movement basically institutionalises a person. Common sense dictates that to dump this person onto the streets effectively makes their likelihood of re-offending increase massively, which makes the whole concept of prison as a place of real rehabilitation redundant.
It's not just for the prisoners's sake themselves that we should be angry about this state of affairs, but for the communities that they are released into without accomodation or proper support to prevent them lapsing into crime again.
Fuck them. They made their beds. Let them lie in them. I'd rather fund keeping most of them in prison so they don't bother decent people, than have my taxes used to set the cunts up in a nice flat so they can feed on decent people. Guardian reading spunk guzzler!
 
#8
SuperTrooper said:
Fuck them. They made their beds. Let them lie in them. I'd rather fund keeping most of them in prison so they don't bother decent people, than have my taxes used to set the cunts up in a nice flat so they can feed on decent people.
You can't fund keeping them in prison..there's too many of them, the prisons are full up and if they all stay in prison for any crime we will all be joining them soon as this government is gradually making all us decent people into criminals isn't it. Soon there will be no decent people left without a criminal conviction of some sort. Maybe eventually we should have CCTV watching us all every time we are out and about- then we won't need prison buildings any more.
Best regards,

actiontoday

Guardian reading spunk guzzler!
Was this a confession or a weak attempt at an insult old boy?

PeACE :D
 
#9
actiontoday said:
SuperTrooper said:
Fuck them. They made their beds. Let them lie in them. I'd rather fund keeping most of them in prison so they don't bother decent people, than have my taxes used to set the cunts up in a nice flat so they can feed on decent people.
You can't fund keeping them in prison..there's too many of them, the prisons are full up and if they all stay in prison for any crime we will all be joining them soon as this government is gradually making all us decent people into criminals isn't it. Soon there will be no decent people left without a criminal conviction of some sort. Maybe eventually we should have CCTV watching us all every time we are out and about- then we won't need prison buildings any more.
Best regards,

actiontoday

Guardian reading spunk guzzler!
Was this a confession or a weak attempt at an insult old boy?

PeACE :D
Too many to keep in prison? Kill the sex offenders, terrorists, drug dealers etc. Suddenly you have a great deal more room to go around! :twisted:
 
#10
SuperTrooper said:
actiontoday said:
It's a disgrace that prisoners are released from jails straight onto the streets. Many prisoners have mental health problems and should never have been in prison in the first place- the delightful 'care in the community' effectively ended proper provision for mentally ill and mentally disabled people, and means in effect complete neglect of whole groups of vulnerable British people.
How can people be rehabilitated back into society if prisons are allowed to release them without establishing a roof over their heads upon their initial release. To remove their independance of action and movement basically institutionalises a person. Common sense dictates that to dump this person onto the streets effectively makes their likelihood of re-offending increase massively, which makes the whole concept of prison as a place of real rehabilitation redundant.
It's not just for the prisoners's sake themselves that we should be angry about this state of affairs, but for the communities that they are released into without accomodation or proper support to prevent them lapsing into crime again.
Fuck them. They made their beds. Let them lie in them. I'd rather fund keeping most of them in prison so they don't bother decent people, than have my taxes used to set the cunts up in a nice flat so they can feed on decent people. Guardian reading spunk guzzler!
Seconded! :evil:
 
#15
Werewolf said:
SuperTrooper said:
actiontoday said:
It's a disgrace that prisoners are released from jails straight onto the streets. Many prisoners have mental health problems and should never have been in prison in the first place- the delightful 'care in the community' effectively ended proper provision for mentally ill and mentally disabled people, and means in effect complete neglect of whole groups of vulnerable British people.
How can people be rehabilitated back into society if prisons are allowed to release them without establishing a roof over their heads upon their initial release. To remove their independance of action and movement basically institutionalises a person. Common sense dictates that to dump this person onto the streets effectively makes their likelihood of re-offending increase massively, which makes the whole concept of prison as a place of real rehabilitation redundant.
It's not just for the prisoners's sake themselves that we should be angry about this state of affairs, but for the communities that they are released into without accomodation or proper support to prevent them lapsing into crime again.
Fuck them. They made their beds. Let them lie in them. I'd rather fund keeping most of them in prison so they don't bother decent people, than have my taxes used to set the cunts up in a nice flat so they can feed on decent people. Guardian reading spunk guzzler!
Seconded! :evil:
Thirded! :twisted:
 
#17
trackbasher said:
Apparently 25% of prisoners are ex military. British legion and other organisations will assist with accommodation for them pre release. An official from the British legion has commented to me that they should have had his help on discharge from the Forces rather than the nick.
Where did you hear/read that?
 
#18
FiveAlpha said:
actiontoday said:
It's a disgrace that prisoners are released from jails straight onto the streets.
Totally agree. They should be released straight down a big chute into a woodchipper.
If this thread gets shifted to the Naafi forum I'll come up with even better release solutions than that! :twisted:
Until then let's try real answers?
 
#20
I think that this idea is entirely correct, these poor people have served their sentences and it is the responsibility of society to provide for them to enable their reintergration into society.

Therefore every effort must be taken in finding housing for these vulnerable people.



Perhaps in Bridgend.
 

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