Experiencing long term imprisonment from young adulthood: identity, adaptation and penal legitimacy: Ministry of Justice Analytical Series

Ben Crewe, Susie Hulley, Serena Wright

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This report summarises the findings from a study of prisoners serving long sentences (tariffs of 15 years or more) who were sentenced when aged 25 or under. It describes the main experiences and problems reported by study participants, and the ways in which they coped with and adapted to their sentences.

A survey (313 respondents, 294 male, 19 female with an overall response rate of 69%) and 147 qualitative interviews (126 male and 21 female) were conducted, with fieldwork undertaken during 2013-2015. As with all studies there are some limitations to the methodological approach, and it should be noted that findings may not be representative of the views of all prisoners serving long sentences
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherMinistry of Justice, London
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-84099-890-0
ISBN (Print)978-1-84099-890-0
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameMinistry of Justice Analytical Series
PublisherMinistry of Justice

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