Rehabilitation by Design: influencing change in prisoner behaviour
The planned prison reforms which featured front-and-centre in the Queen’s Speech 2016 have the potential to fundamentally change the way we approach criminal behaviour.
Concerned with more than just the ‘look’ of our prisons, the Prison Reform Bill affords an opportunity to truly interrogate the fundamental principles which underpin approaches toward rehabilitation. In short, this is a chance to make prisons and non-custodial alternatives more effective, both in terms of cost to the public purse and with regards to meaningful behaviour change.
Changing the status quo
Rehabilitation by Design is a report that examines the way in which prison design can help reduce reoffending rates and provides recommendations, based on best practice from around the world, as to what should be integrated into the design of a new prison.