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Wednesday November 22, 2023

Inside Job – Changing Lives through Post-Prison Employment

Fewer than 20% of people find work when they leave prison. Around 70,000 people are released each year, meaning that there over 56,000 people leaving prison each year without employment, all of whom are half as likely to reoffend if they have a job.

The Inside Job programme, ran by the Beating Time prison charity and funded by the Fishmongers’ Company’s Charitable Trust, is a peer-led initiative that finds jobs for people while they are serving their sentences. The programme uses talented and well respected prisoners to identify the best candidates from within the population and match them to job opportunities.

All candidates who work with Inside Job get a good CV, Disclosure Letter and interview practice with a professional recruiter. Some get interviews, job offers and work post release. All candidates develop a greater awareness of their employability and become more motivated to look for work, providing them with much needed hope.

This short film explores the impact of the programme and its work in supporting people leaving prison:

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