The Guardian Public Leaders’ Network, 29 April 2016

Researcher Eleonora Harwich wrote an article for The Guardian‘s Public Leaders’ Network, after the publication of Reform‘s report, Unlocking prison performance.

She highlights the fact that current prison performance measures fail to take into account long-term outcomes, such as reoffending or sustained employment, for prisoners. Reform‘s new report sets out a new way for measuring performance that takes into account what happens within a prison and what happens once offenders are released. In doing so, this provides a blueprint for producing the performance league tables the Prime Minister has pledged to introduce.

“Exposing both successes and failures should, ultimately, lead to better prison outcomes. The prize is not just better value for money, but improved lives and safer communities.”

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Read the full article here.