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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. The site has been brought up-to-date and includes a number of new elements including: • An explanation of the w Read more…

NAOPV Conference and AGM 2020

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12 August, 2020

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 Read more…

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 chan Read more…

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 – click here for the late and great Johnny Cash singing Read more…