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Talking Justice - Get involved locally

The Prison Reform Trust is working with the U3A, Pact, Victim Support, the Magistrates' Association, the National Council of Women and others to organise local Talking Justice meetings nationwide. 

The meetings are based on our new resources - Where Do You Stand? and What Can I Do? – and provide an opportunity for people to take part in an informed debate about the penal system in England and Wales, and find out how they can make a difference through volunteering or seeking reforms.  

We also plan to hold a number of ‘train the trainer’ workshops for those who would like to try out the materials before putting on a local meeting. 

Click this link to download more information.  For more information or to get involved, please email or call 020 7251 5070

 

How much do you know about the penal system in England and Wales, and do you think it is working?

Through the Talking Justice programme, the Prison Reform Trust aims to inform public debate about prison and community sentencing and to support members of the public to get involved by volunteering or pressing for reforms. 

The programme forms part of our outreach work, kindly funded by the Monument Trust, through which we are working in partnership with civic society organisations including the University of the Third Age (U3A), Soroptimists UK, the National Federation of Women’s Institutes (the WI) and the National Council of Women, as well as voluntary organisations within the criminal justice system such as Pact, Victim Support and the Magistrates’ Association.  

On this page you will find a range of resources full of facts and figures about prisons and community sentences, films and firsthand accounts and details of opportunities to get involved in volunteering, attending events or effecting change.

We want to get the nation talking about criminal justice and to help people to get involved in making things better.  Tell us what you think about the criminal justice system and about the resources offered on this page, and what is happening in your local community.  Contact us by email or call Katy Swaine Williams on 020 7689 7738.

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Oct30 30/10/2013 00:01:00 by alex

Nearly half of people in prison in England and Wales could be warehoused in 1,000-plus supersized jails under government plans to transform the prison estate, the latest edition of the Prison Reform Trust's Bromley Briefings Prison Factfile reveals.

A shorter summary version, Prison: The Facts, is available for iPad and iPhone on the App Store and for Android devices via Google Play.

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May20 20/05/2013 00:05:00 by tony

The Prison Reform Trust, in partnership with the University of the Third Age and Pact (the Prison Advice and Care Trust), will today (Monday 20 May 2013) launch two new resources for the public at a reception at Manchester Town Hall.

Where Do You Stand? and What Can I Do? are designed to inform debate by busting myths about the penal system, and to equip people to get involved in making a difference by promoting a wide range of volunteering opportunities.

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