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The pains of indeterminate imprisonment for families of IPP prisoners: assessing harms and finding solutions

The pains of indeterminate imprisonment for families of IPP prisoners: assessing harms and finding solutions
The pains of indeterminate imprisonment for families of IPP prisoners: assessing harms and finding solutions
This briefing reports on the first empirical exploration of this important issue. It comprised in-depth interviews with family members; an online survey of families; and interviews with policy participants.

The findings make clear that a pervasive sense of injustice and uncertainty underpins and permeates more specific concerns relating to efforts to progress towards release, and managing the stresses of life beyond release. Families report significant material effects, which appear to be heavily gendered in their distribution. Family relationships – both with the prisoner and more widely – are often heavily disrupted. Respondents reported significant negative health effects caused by the stress and anxiety.
Prisoner families, indeterminate sentencing, Penal policy
University of Southampton
Annison, Harry
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Condry, Rachel
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Annison, Harry
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Condry, Rachel
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Annison, Harry and Condry, Rachel (2018) The pains of indeterminate imprisonment for families of IPP prisoners: assessing harms and finding solutions Southampton. University of Southampton 4pp.

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Abstract

This briefing reports on the first empirical exploration of this important issue. It comprised in-depth interviews with family members; an online survey of families; and interviews with policy participants.

The findings make clear that a pervasive sense of injustice and uncertainty underpins and permeates more specific concerns relating to efforts to progress towards release, and managing the stresses of life beyond release. Families report significant material effects, which appear to be heavily gendered in their distribution. Family relationships – both with the prisoner and more widely – are often heavily disrupted. Respondents reported significant negative health effects caused by the stress and anxiety.

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Published date: 17 October 2018
Keywords: Prisoner families, indeterminate sentencing, Penal policy

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Local EPrints ID: 425364
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/425364
PURE UUID: c81dcfae-5482-44c1-a2ca-147d4b09332d
ORCID for Harry Annison: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-6042-038X

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Date deposited: 16 Oct 2018 16:30
Last modified: 14 May 2020 00:44

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Author: Harry Annison ORCID iD
Author: Rachel Condry

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