Prison Reform Trust director, Peter Dawson, has written to the Lord Chancellor Robert Buckland following today's article in the Daily Telegraph on the Parole Board.

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We are seeking an evaluator to undertake a comprehensive evaluation of the Prison Reform Trust’s UK-wide Building Futures Programme that will explore the impact of long sentences on prisoners, their families and wider communities.

The evaluation will document the progress of Building Futures, the programme’s outcomes and learning.

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National penal reform charity, the Prison Reform Trust, has been awarded £2.6 million in National Lottery funding to develop new approaches to long-term imprisonment.

The new grant from The National Lottery Community Fund—the largest funder of community activity in the UK—will support the Building Futures Programme, which will be delivered by the Prison Reform Trust over five years.

The Building Futures Programme aims to create solutions and shape a prison environment that is safe, humane and encourages accountability and responsibility, ultimately creating the conditions for rehabilitation and reintegration into communities. The project will inform both policy and practice across the UK, particularly around reducing reoffending and promoting community cohesion.

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