The research aimed to understand the translation of the rhetoric around the importance of families of prisoners and their role, their experiences, and the impact a member’s imprisonment can have on families, into policy and practice through the specific example of the SPS Family Strategy.
It does so by firstly outlining the good practice that is taking place in relation to families of prisoners across the five prisons who took part in the research. It then goes on to look at where the rhetoric does not always match the operational reality of working with families in prisons and the constraints that the system and prison culture can place on staff.
Finally, it explores some of the learning that has come from Covid 19 in relation to families of prisoners.
Scottish Children's Reporter Administration
Punishment, Citizenship and Communities