Arts in Prison
Art in Prison functions as a creative outlet for detainees whose identities have become consumed by their criminality and captivity. More than a way to kill time when doing time, art gives meaning to the passage of time and reconciles physical enclosure with emotional freedom.
Birmingham City University, Criminology Department
Birmingham City University was one of the first new universities to recognise the academic importance of criminal justice, and remains at the cutting edge of innovation in this area. Its criminology and criminal justice courses have had a solid reputation since the 1980's.
Bucks Association for the Care of Offenders
Bucks Association for the Care of Offenders is a registered charity and a wholly voluntary organisation. It aims to help offenders break their cycle of criminal behaviour and re-integrate back into society. It provides grants to serving prisoners, ex-offenders and their families living within the County of Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes.
Burnbake Trust Prison Art Project
The Burnbake Trust Prison Art Project is committed to aiding rehabilitation of offenders through active participation in the arts, as a means of self-expression, and a valuable interest.
The Butler Trust
The Butler Trust was set up to recognise and celebrate outstanding practice by those working with offenders, through an annual award scheme.
Friends of Grendon
Friends of Grendon assists in the provision of artistic, creative and craft facilities for the therapeutic community prison in Grendon to enable prisoners to try out new skills and have successful experiences, complementary to their therapy.
Geese Theatre Company
Geese Theatre Company is a team of theatre practitioners who present interactive theatre and facilitate drama-based groupwork, staff training and consultation for the probation service, prisons, young offender institutions, youth offending teams, secure hospitals and related agencies throughout the UK and abroad.
The Howard League for Penal Reform
The Howard League for Penal Reform is a national charity working for less crime, safer communities and fewer people in prison.
Inside Time is a not-for-profit publishing company producing a monthly newspaper for prisoners. Each month over 60,000 copies of each issue are distributed free of charge to all prisons and special hospitals plus many secure units and hostels throughout the UK. It also runs Inside Information which has become the No 1 source of prison information, a comprehensive guide covering all UK prisons and prison related issues.
The Koestler Trust
The Koestler Trust is the UK’s best-known prison arts charity. It encourages ex-offenders to change their lives through taking part in the arts, and challenges negative preconceptions of what ex-offenders are capable of.
The Longford Trust was established in 2002 by friends, family and admirers of Lord Longford (1905-2001) to celebrate his achievements and to further the goals he pursued in the fields of social and prison reform. The Longford Trust organises an annual Longford Lecture on questions of social and penal reform. It also awards an annual Longford Prize to an outstanding individual or organisation working in the field of prison and social reform. It funds Longford Scholarships for ex-prisoners who want to rebuild their lives through education.
The National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance
The National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance is the leading national network supporting the arts in criminal justice. It's aim is to ensure the arts are used within the Criminal Justice System as a springboard for positive change.
Prison Arts Foundation
Prison Arts Foundation is a registered charity that seeks to provide access to the arts for those people who have offended in Northern Ireland. It's mission is to inspire creativity and encourage personal and social change in offenders within the criminal justice system, through the arts.
The Prison Phoenix Trust
The Prison Phoenix Trust encourages prisoners in their spiritual lives through meditation and yoga, working with silence and the breath.
Prison Reform Trust
The Prison Reform Trust is an advocacy charity which provides clear accurate information on the penal system and has a good track record of effecting change in policy and practice.
Prisoners' Education Trust
Prisoners' Education Trust is a charity working across 125 prisons in England and Wales to help people in prison to achieve their potential through learning.