This work addresses the housing needs of ex-offenders. This has important implications for the policy and practice of all who are concerned to reduce the reoffending rate following prison sentences. The data used shows that structural changes in the housing market of the 80s have reduced the prospect of decent and stable housing some of society's most vulnerable groups. The book also offers an interesting exploration of the sources of social support available to people leaving prison. The author shows that the family and friendship networks of many prisoners are more varied and complex than has been generally recognised. It also discusses the implications of his findings for both criminological theory and penal practice.