prison reform trust

  • June 20, 2017

    The number of women in prison in England and Wales is in touching distance of 4,000 for the first time in four-and-a-half years. Ministry of Justice figures released on 16 June 2017 show the female prison population currently stands at 3,994.

  • June 6, 2017

    There should be a step change in the availability of release on temporary licence out of prisons to give more businesses the opportunity to employ prisoners in the community as part of preparation for their release, according to a new report published by the Prison Reform Trust.

  • May 8, 2017

    Figures released today by the Prison Reform Trust to mark the start of Mental Health Awareness Week reveal that our overcrowded and overstretched prisons are struggling to meet the needs of the high numbers of people in their care with a mental health need or learning disability.

  • April 3, 2017

    Only one in 100 prisoners who made an allegation of discrimination against prison staff had their case upheld by the prison. By contrast, three in four staff (76 per cent) reports of alleged discrimination by a prisoner were upheld, an in-depth research report by the Zahid Mubarek Trust and the Prison Reform Trust reveals.

  • March 17, 2017

    New research by the Prison Reform Trust reveals significant variations in how police forces deal with women who come into the criminal justice system.

  • March 3, 2017

    A Bristol-based charity, Life Cycle UK, has won the Robin Corbett Award for Prisoner Rehabilitation 2017. Its innovative Bike Back project at HMP Bristol recreates the environment of a working bike shop in a prison.

  • December 19, 2016

    Two briefings have been published which present learning from the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Prison Reform Fellowships. From 2010–2015, the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust funded Travelling Fellowships with a particular focus on prison reform across the world. The Fellowships are the result of an innovative partnership between WCMT and the Prison Reform Trust.

  • December 8, 2016

    The 30 most overcrowded prisons in England and Wales are twice as likely to be rated as failing by the prison service compared with prisons overall, a new analysis published with the latest annual edition of the Prison Reform Trust’s Bromley Briefings Prison Factfile, supported by the Bromley Trust, reveals.

  • November 2, 2016

    The prison population in England and Wales has gone over 85,000 after an increase of more than 1,000 people from the beginning of September, statistics published on 28 October 2016 by the Ministry of Justice have revealed.

  • September 27, 2016

    Six in 10 women do not have homes to go to on release from prison, a  new report published  by the Prison Reform Trust and Women in Prison has found.