Probation officers at Latchmere House work closely with prison staff to meet the rehabilitative objectives of the regime, and play a significant role in the institution. Probation officers who supervise ex-prisoners on licence know the importance of a settled home and work prospects for such men. The work that Latchmere House does in facilitating this and preparing prisoners for release is of considerable value. The more a prisoner can effect a successful transition from custody to independent living, and the more he can have a stake in society, the more likely he will not return to crime.
Yours faithfully, MAUREEN BARRY Chief Probation Officer, South West London Probation Service Kingston upon Thames, SurreyReuse content