Prisons and probation


  1. Visit someone in prison

    Make a request for a social visit someone in a prison in England and Wales

  2. Send money to someone in prison

    Send money to a prisoner in England and Wales by debit card or bank transfer for free

  3. Find a prisoner

    Use the Prisoner Location Service to find people in prison when you do not know which prison they are in - contact details, what you need to include

  4. Staying in touch with someone in prison

    Visiting a prisoner: visiting times, keeping in touch by email, telephone or letter, banned items and sending money to a prisoner by debit card, bank transfer or online

  5. Types of prison sentences

    The range of prison sentences a court can give - including suspended, fixed-term, indeterminate and life sentences.

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Strengthening probation, building confidence consultation events and materials
  2. Healthcare for offenders
  3. Continuity of care for prisoners who need substance misuse treatment
  4. Manage the custodial sentence
  5. Code of Practice: electronic monitoring
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News and communications

  1. Funding boost for vulnerable female offenders in the community
  2. Prisons to deliver trailblazing £6m rough sleeping initiative
  3. Applications open to run country's first Secure School
  4. Appointment of the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman
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Research and statistics

  1. HM Prison and Probation Service workforce quarterly: September 2018
  2. Domestic Abuse thematic report
  3. Separated location of prisoners with sexual convictions: research on the benefits and risks
  4. Exploratory study of the experiences of a small sample of men convicted of sexual offences who have reoffended after participating in prison-based treatment
  5. Offender management statistics quarterly: January to March 2018
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Strengthening probation, building confidence
  2. Tackling racial disparity in the criminal justice system: 2018
  3. Female Offender Strategy
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Prisons and their resettlement providers
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