Below are a few links that may be useful to both prison reform practitioners and people with convictions. This list is by no means exhaustive and I hope to update it in the near future.
Prisoners’ Education Trust is the UK’s leading prison education charity. Since 1989 they have given more than 40,000 awards to people in prison – equipping them with skills and qualifications to build brighter futures.
Prisoners’ Advice Service offers free legal advice and support to adult prisoners throughout England and Wales regarding their human and legal rights, conditions of imprisonment and the application of Prison Law and the Prison Rules.
Unlock is an independent award-winning national charity that provides a voice and support for people with convictions who are facing stigma and obstacles because of their criminal record, often long after they have served their sentence.
Working Chance is an award-winning charity supporting women with convictions and young women care leavers into employment.
Clinks supports, promotes and represents the voluntary sector working with people in the criminal justice system and their families.
The Prison Reform Trust (PRT) is an independent UK charity working to create a just, humane and effective penal system.
The Howard League for Penal Reform is a national charity that campaigns on a range of issues. Recent programmes have focused on transforming prisons, reducing child arrests, promoting real work in custody, and ending the criminalisation of children in residential care.
Code 4000, trains people with convictions to ‘code and connect’ with employers in the outside world
Birth Companions was founded in 1996 to support pregnant women and new mothers in Holloway Prison. Since then Birth Companions have developed an expertise in the needs of perinatal women in the most difficult and disadvantaged circumstances. They support mothers who experience several of these issues at the same time, making them particularly vulnerable at this important point in their lives. The right support can make a huge difference to the outcomes of mothers and their babies.
Support for women affected by the criminal justice system
Advance’s Minerva Service helps women involved in the Criminal Justice System to move on with their lives. Their goal is to reduce re-offending amongst women and young women by providing dedicated support services tailored to women’s needs.
Women in Prison support women affected by the criminal justice system & campaign to end the harm of prison to women, their families & our communities.