PPO carries out investigations in regards to complaints by prisoners, offenders under probation supervision, immigration detainees, young people in detention and look into deaths of prisoners, young people in detention, approved premises’ residents and immigration detainees. This provides assistance in understanding situations and help correct injustices in the system.
Prisoners’ Advice Service is a registered independent charity that offers free legal advice and support to adult prisoners. These services are provided via telephone advice line, letter clinics, legal outreach sessions as well as providing info within the sector.
The justice team of Nacro works on helping young and adult prisoners and offenders, by offering a range of services to help people change their lives and prevent and reduce crime and risk of reoffending. They offer services in prisons and in communities to help people improve and reduce the risk of offending/reoffending.
New Bridge is a volunteer-run befriending service for prisoners. Volunteers offer emotional support to prisoners who lack the support of their friends and families and feel isolated. Volunteers write letters and visit prisoners to allow them to integrate into the community successfully and lower risk of reoffending. It also allows them to stay in touch with the outside world.
This is a national charity agency aiming to change systems and improve services for people with problems such as poor mental health, and who are repeatedly coming in contact with the criminal justice system. They do this through policy and research, partnership and development and service user involvement.