The challenges and needs of people serving long life sentences from a young age.

Serena Wright, Susie Hulley, Ben Crewe

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In recent decades, a clear legislative trend has emerged towards increasingly long minimum tariffs for people serving life imprisonment in England and Wales. However, little is known about the short- and long-term effects of long periods of confinement in prison.

This evidence review provides an in-depth look at the specific challenges and needs of the significant number of people already serving long life sentences from a young age in England and Wales. The authors of this report are the joint architects of a major research study into the experiences of people serving these sentences in England and Wales, a study described by one reviewer as “the
deepest empirical look at adaptation and survival in long-term imprisonment for over forty years.”
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon, UK
Commissioning bodyCLINKS
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 11 Aug 2021

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NameClinks Evidence Library

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