Policy

Prisons

08/03/2016 11:41 am

Catholic chaplains, charities and volunteers support thousands of prisoners and their families every year. We welcome the government’s prison reform agenda and would like to see a further shift from ‘offender management’ to prioritising rehabilitation, reintegration and positive opportunities for prisoners to make a contribution.

Practical steps should include better mental health services, more opportunities for family contact, and greater use of Release on Temporary Licence. We are also working to protect prisoners’ access to chaplaincy, which has proven benefits for rehabilitation and supporting those at risk of self-harm or suicide.

The Right Road

The Right Road - 2016 926.41 kB

‘The Right Road’ draws expertise from Catholic chaplains, charities and experts working in prisons, to make recommendations for reform in the areas of access to family time, chaplaincy, work, and the promotion of restorative, rehabilitative regimes. 

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The Right Road

The Right Road: a Catholic approach to prison reform was today published by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales. Drawing upon the experienc...Read more