Latest prison statistics

latest figures

Number of prisons – 118 in England and Wales; of these, 104 are run by HMPPS, while three private companies operate 14: Serco and Sodexo manage 5 each and G4S manages 4.

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Email a Prisoner

A service operated by Unilink and approved by HMPPS providing a secure alternative method of communication with prisoners by email.

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Clinks

Supports the voluntary sector organisations who work with people in the criminal justice system and their families.

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New NAOPV website

The NAOPV is pleased to announce the launch of our new-look website. The site has been brought up-to-date and includes a number of new elements including: • An explanation of the work of the NAOPV • How and where it operates • How to become an OPV • Useful links The NAOPV hopes that OPVs, prison staff and members of the public will find the website helpful. It will be kept under constant review, and will develop still further in the future.

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The Koestler Trust

A charity which helps prisoners, ex-offenders and detainees express themselves creatively. The NAOPV are grateful for their support in providing some of the illustrations for this website.

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The Langley Trust

A charity providing offender rehabilitation support.

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Prisoners’ Penfriends

A scheme which provides penfriends from the community for prisoners in England and Wales.

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New Bridge

A charity which supports volunteers to befriend prisoners by exchanging letters and visiting.

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St Giles Trust

A charity which uses expertise and experience to empower people who are not getting the help that they need.

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The Prison Reform Trust

An independent charity which works to create a just and effective penal system.

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