After gathering the views of voluntary organisations, our response to the government focusses on utilising their expertise, reducing the prison population, equality and fairness and resettlement support.
This September, Samaritans is marking the 30th Anniversary of the first prison Listener scheme in HMP Swansea. Fran Deschampsneufs, Samaritans’ Functional Lead for Prison Support, explains why the scheme is as vital as it has ever been.
This blog provides updates on the government's approach to vaccinations in prisons, current progress of the vaccination programme and ways of responding to vaccine hesitancy among people in the criminal justice system.
Clinks is highly disappointed in the plans to expand the women’s prison estate with an additional 500 places to be built into existing prisons. The decision contradicts the intentions of the government’s female offender strategy.