Prisoners, Prisoners' Families; Veterans;
More resources for Prisoners, Women in Prison, Families
Mental health issues; Learning difficulties; Vulnerable people in prison;
Alternatives to prison; Violence in prisons
This page and some other parts are still in preparation.
Some of the links below may be of use.
Citizens Advice Bureaux in most towns can help you find information. It helps to take a friend along too.
INSIDE TIME Monthly Newspaper for PrisonersInside Time online http://www.insidetime.org/index2.asp
Inside Information http://www.information.insidetime.org/
Download January 2010 issue http://www.insidetime.org/backissues/January%202010.pdf
HELPLINE for Prisoners' Families 0808 808 2003 They have access to 100 languages. Also provide printed resources
BRITISH ARMED FORCES FEDERATION www.baff.org.uk
COMBAT STRESS www.combatstress.org.uk
VETERANS UK http://www.veterans-uk.info/
Links Page www.veterans-uk.info/homelessness/ex_serv.html
VETS in PRISON www.vetsinprison.org.uk
Help for ex-Services in Prison
Resources for Prisoners, Women in Prison, Prisoners' Families
Prisoners' Advice Service
PAS provides legal advice and information to prisoners in England and Wales regarding their rights, the application of the Prison Rules and conditions of imprisonment.
PAS takes up prisoners’ complaints about their treatment inside prison by providing free advice and assistance on an individual and confidential basis, taking legal action where appropriate.
PAS runs the Prisoners’ Legal Rights group, which produces a quarterly bulletin entitled ‘Prisoners’ Rights’. Membership of the group includes prisoners, solicitors, barristers, academics and non-governmental organisations.
PACT Prison Advice & Care Trust
The Griffins Society www.thegriffinssociety.org/ Voluntary organisation working for the care and resettlement of female offenders. Researches and promotes effective practice in working with women who are in prison or subject to criminal justice interventions in the community. The Griffins Society has a list of useful Links to a wide range of Resources www.thegriffinssociety.org/links.html
WIN - the Women's Information Network www.thegriffinssociety.org/win.html
Mental Health Foundation http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk
MIND InfoLine 0845 766 0163
SANEline 0845 767 8000
Counselling, Therapy, Mental Health (on this site HERE)
PEOPLE with LEARNING DIFFICULTIES in PRISON
VULNERABLE people in prison
Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health
Prison Reform Trust articles
PRISON and ALTERNATIVES
'Alternatives to Prison' by Sir Anthony Bottoms, Sue A. Rex, Gwen Robinson
'Analysing Women's Imprisonment' by Pat Carlen, Anne Worrall
'Eve Was Framed: Women and British justice' by Helena Kennedy - prejudices, misconceptions, court procedures, media influence, stereotypes, which could affect any disadvantaged group
'Prisongate: The Shocking State of Britain's Prisons and the Need for Visionary Change' by Sir David Ramsbotham
SMART Justice www.smartjustice.org
Alternatives to Prison extensive database of a range of community projects by region or category:
Women, Young People, Race & Justice; Drugs Drink & Mental Health; Community Penalty Projects;
VIOLENCE in PRISONS
'Violence: Reflections on Our Deadliest Epidemic' by James Gilligan
'Preventing Violence: Prospects for tomorrow' by James Gilligan
FACTORS in VIOLENCE
Books & Video for those who are sometimes violent, or angry and stressed
The reason for brief summaries and lists of books is to show CHANGES CAN BE MADE to behaviour -
We do not ALL have to believe that NOTHING can be changed!
Try to read something on the subject, see what you think, find what suits YOU best