The role of the voluntary and private sector in providing opportunities for rehabilitation for people on temporary release
This joint briefing by Clinks and the Prison Reform Trust is based on a survey of voluntary and private sector providers of Release On Temporary License (ROTL) placements in the community. It reveals that recent changes to the ROTL policy have had a significantly negative impact on the ability of voluntary and private organisations to provide volunteering and work experience opportunities for people on temporary release. We believe that this represents an obstacle to effective rehabilitation by reducing employment and resettlement opportunities for people being released from prison. The briefing makes a series of recommendations intended to inform the government’s review of ROTL and wider plans for prison reform.