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Life after Life Imprisonment$
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Catherine Appleton

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199582716

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582716.001.0001

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Roadblocks to Resettlement: The Significance of Recall

Roadblocks to Resettlement: The Significance of Recall

(p.170) 6 Roadblocks to Resettlement: The Significance of Recall
Life after Life Imprisonment

Catherine A Appleton

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the process of prison recall for discretionary life-sentenced offenders. First, it describes the size of lifer prison population in England and Wales and highlights the increasing number of life sentence prisoners who have been recalled to prison after a period of life licence. It then describes the process of recall in practice for lifers, and depicts the release and recall status for the current cohort of discretionary life-sentenced offenders. Finally, it present lifers' ‘stories of recall’, integrating qualitative analysis of indepth interviews with those lifers in the sub-sample who were interviewed in prison.

Keywords:   recall, discretionary life-sentenced offenders, prison population, England, Wales, life licence, lifers

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