Leave a legacy to the Prison Reform Trust

The Prison Reform Trust works hard to ensure a just, humane and effective penal system—one which reserves prison for the most serious offenders, and treats prisoners and their families with the humanity and respect they deserve. We do this by gathering and disseminating clear and accurate information about the prison system, and promoting practical and constructive solutions to entrenched problems.
PRT is entirely dependent on voluntary donations to support our work. You can help us to continue to lead rational debate on crime and punishment by including a gift to the Prison Reform Trust in your will. Any gift, of any size, is a valuable contribution to a better penal system for the future.


How does it work?

You can make a gift of money or of any other assets. While there are a number of options, there are two main types of gifts you can leave to a charity: pecuniary legacies and residuary legacies.
Pecuniary legacies specify a sum of money or an item of value (such as a piece of jewellery) to be donated. The value of sums of money may be affected by inflation.
Residuary legacies allow you to donate a percentage of the net value of your estate or the remaining sum after you have provided for family and friends (for example, 1% of your net estate after gifts to family and friends).


What do you need to do?

To leave a gift to the Prison Reform Trust, you simply need to include details of the donation in your will. This can be done by writing a will, by making an amendment or codicil to an existing will or by setting up a Trust. If you wish to do this, you should contact a solicitor or adviser, who will be able to tell you more.


Getting in touch

If you would like to find out more about how you can help to build a just, effective and humane penal system for the future, please get in touch with Charlotte Story on 020 7689 7731 or charlotte.story@prisonreformtrust.org.uk

If you have already included a gift to the Prison Reform Trust in your will, you do not have to let us know—but we would be delighted if you did contact us, so that we can thank you for your generosity today.