10 Oct 2018

The prisoners left homeless after their release

North of England Correspondent

“We want to ensure rough sleeping becomes a thing of the past” – the words of the Prime Minister in the House of Commons today. One group who are at particular risk of ending up on the streets are those being released from prison.

Channel 4 News can reveal that around 1,000 people a month were released from prison homeless or to sleep rough. We talk to Seyi Obakin, chief executive of Centrepoint, and Christina Marriott, CEO of the Revolving Doors Agency charity.