The goal of this qualitative study has been to establish and understand the major challenges that ex-prisoners in northern Uganda face on their release from prison. As reintegration into the community is a key element of an ex-prisoner’s successful transition out of prison, this study focused specifically on the challenges that ex-prisoners face as they attempt to re-join their communities. As incidents of mob action increase (Uganda Police, 2013: 3) research is necessary to ensure the safety and livelihoods of ex-prisoners. A secondary focus of this study was to observe how entrepreneurship training for ex-prisoners might assist with reintegration. The following report summarises the findings of this study, including qualitative evidence, theoretical context from pre-existing research in the areas of rehabilitation and reintegration, as well as preliminary recommendations for future interventions and research.

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