The Howard League’s U R Boss project has worked with young people across the country who have recently been released from custody to give them the opportunity to share their experiences of returning to their communities, being on licence, routes back into custody and recommendations for change.

The findings are detailed in their Life Outside: Collective Identity, Collective Exclusion Following on from Life Inside 2010 report.

Life Outside explores young people’s perceptions of themselves as separate from the rest of society, how the conditions and restrictions that are imposed on them when they leave prison criminalise and exclude them further, and the importance of positive relationships with professionals, their families and communities.

To download a copy of the report please visit

For more information, please contact Kate Martin, Senior Project Coordinator, U R Boss