RESEARCH

WHAT PRISONERS HAVE TO SAY
THE OFFENDER JOURNEY FROM ARREST TO RESETTLEMENT

At the request of the Ministry of Justice, Dialogue was used to consult with prisoners about Transforming Rehabilitation.  Dialogic Research as a methodology (rather than traditional focus groups, surveys or one-on-one interviews), is designed to find the authentic voice of those who are impacted by organisational changes but are otherwise excluded from influencing the design process. 

129 prisoners (31 women, 99 men) took part in 10 Dialogue groups (of 7 to 20 participants) at HMPs Birmingham, Hewell, Foston Hall and Stoke Heath in March ’14, with separate Dialogues for female prisoners, male Muslims and older male prisoners. 

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Audio recordings were also made at each of the sessions and have the additional power of hearing people tell their stories first-hand. A transcript of these recordings was also made to help with regional accents.

Listen to the Audio Recording

Read the transcript of the recording