prison reform trust

  • 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.

  • July 6, 2016

    Much greater clarity and transparency are needed in the prosecution of 'joint enterprise' cases, a research report Joint Enterprise: righting a wrong turn?  by the Institute for Criminal Policy Research (ICPR) of Birkbeck, University of London, in partnership with the Prison Reform Trust, has found.

  • June 30, 2016

    People serving an Indeterminate Sentence for Public Protection (IPP) have one of the highest rates of self-harm in the prison system according to a new report published by the Prison Reform Trust.

  • June 15, 2016

    The Prison Reform Trust has published a proposal for the establishment of a women’s centre on the site of the existing visitors centre at HMP Holloway, which is due to close later this month.

  • June 13, 2016

    The Prison Reform Trust has prepared a briefing for the House of Lords second reading of the Children and Social Work Bill, which is taking place on 14 June 2016.

  • May 23, 2016

    Up to half of all children in custody have been in care at some point. This is a tragic waste of young lives which must be addressed if all children in care are to get the best start in life, an independent review chaired by the crossbench peer Lord Laming has said.

  • December 22, 2015

    People held in segregation in prisons experience impoverished regimes with poor levels of purposeful activity. More than half suffer from three or more mental health problems, an in-depth research report published on 17 December  by the Prison Reform Trust reveals. The report finds that segregation units and close supervision centres  entail social isolation, inactivity, and increased control of prisoners – a combination proven to harm mental health and wellbeing.

  • December 1, 2015

    An explosion in the use of indeterminate sentences and the increased use of long determinate sentences are key drivers behind the near doubling of prison numbers in the past two decades, says the Prison Reform Trust.

  • September 18, 2015

    A new report reveals that families play a key role supporting vulnerable people through the criminal justice system but are often let down by lack of effective support and information.

  • July 29, 2015

    Too many women, many of whom are mothers, are sent to prison every year to serve short sentences for non-violent crimes, often for a first offence, a new briefing reveals.