Latest prison statistics

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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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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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NAOPV Conference and AGM 2020

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A reminder about the NAOPV Conference and Annual General Meeting 2020: Due to the Covid 19 health crisis, it has been necessary to postpone the annual NAOPV conference and the AGM until 18 May 2021. As usual, this is open to all NAOPV members and details will be emailed nearer the time.

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Covid 19 and prisons

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The August ebulletin contains the latest information we have regarding prison visiting in general. However, this is very much at the discretion of individual governors and may change rapidly. We will do everything we can to keep you informed through this website and our ebulletins. Prisoners and OPVs alike look forward to the time when lockdown eases and visiting can get back to normal.

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HRH The Princess Royal visit to HMP Channings Wood

HRH The Princess Royal visit to HMP Channings Wood

As reported in the May ebulletin, Princess Anne, our Patron, visited HMP Channings Wood just before lockdown. The day was a great success.

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Folsom Prison Blues

Folsom Prison Blues

Where the Koestler Trust brings us art-in-prison we thought we would include prisons-in-art – an occasional link to YouTube – click here for the late and great Johnny Cash singing “Folsom Prison Blues” – just skip the ads and enjoy!

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