robin corbett award for prisoner rehabilitation

Following Lord Corbett's death in February 2012, the Prison Reform Trust (PRT) agreed with his family to establish a lasting and fitting memorial to his exceptional work in penal reform.

Robin Corbett was the respected chair of the Home Affairs Committee. For ten years he chaired the All Party Parliamentary Penal Affairs Group to which PRT provides the secretariat. We are pleased that Robin's family approached PRT to develop and administer the Robin Corbett Award for Prisoner Rehabilitation.

The award, supported by the Worshipful Company of Weavers is for outstanding rehabilitative work with prisoners done by a small charity or community group. It champions work that fosters personal responsibility.

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2018 writing competition

We are pleased to announce the launch of the 2018 Prison Reform Trust writing competition.

As in previous years there are three categories, comment/article, short story and spoken word.

The topics for each category are:

comment/article ‘what is prison for?’ (500 words)

short story ‘inside out’ (1,000 words)

spoken word ‘speak out’ (400 words)

We have been lucky in securing the same judges as last year, Chris Mullin and Erwin James will judge the comment/article prize, Minette Walters and Rachel Billington will judge the short story prize, and Akala and Femi Oyeniran will judge the spoken word prize.

You can download a competition leaflet by clicking this link or email