News and Events

Shirley Clegg MBE

24 November, 2020

The life & times of Shirley Clegg, MBE. Twenty seven years in a high security prison

Latest prison statistics

latest figures

30 September, 2020

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.

New NAOPV website

17 August, 2020

The NAOPV is pleased to announce the launch of our new-look website.

NAOPV Conference and AGM 2020

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12 August, 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.

Covid 19 and prisons

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10 July, 2020

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.

HRH The Princess Royal visit to HMP Channings Wood

HRH The Princess Royal visit to HMP Channings Wood

2 June, 2020

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

Folsom Prison Blues

Folsom Prison Blues

31 May, 2020

Where the Koestler Trust brings us art-in-prison we thought we would include prisons-in-art – an occasional link to YouTube – the late and great Johnny Cash singing “Folsom Prison Blues”…