Prisoners and prisoners' families
The Association of Visitors to Immigration Detainees (AVID)
Supports individuals and groups of visitors who visit some of those detained.
The Butler Trust
Identifies and celebrates the achievements of people who work with offenders in the UK.
Works with disadvantaged young people assigning them peer mentors and through the gate support in various areas of need.
Email a Prisoner
Enables prisoners to receive incoming emails.
Government Support for Relatives and Friends of Prisoners
Help and support for the relatives and friends of prisoners.
National monthly newspaper for prisoners, also available online.
National Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (Nacro)
Independent voluntary organisation working to find practical solutions to prevent crime.
The National Association of Official Prison Visitors (NAOPV)
Promotes and helps to maintain the work of Official Prison Visitors.
Partners of Prisoners (POPS)
Established by offenders' families for offenders' families. Support service for those affected by a family member's imprisonment.
The Prison Advice & Care Trust (PACT)
Supports children and families of prisoners, and works with prisoners inside and on release.
Prison Chat UK
Online community for those who have a loved one inside the British prison system.
Offenders' Families Helpline
Information and support to anyone with a relative or friend in prison.
Helpline: 0808 808 2003
9.00am - 8.00pm Monday - Friday, 10.00am - 3pm Saturday
The Prince’s Trust
Offers practical solutions to help change young lives, including those of young offenders and ex-offenders.
Information, advice and support to Britons detained overseas, their family and friends, and to released prisoners.
Round the clock confidential emotional support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.
Helpline: 08457 90 90 90
Storybook Dads & Storybook Mums
Enables prisoners to record stories on CD for their children.
Confidential support for victims or witnesses, whether or not the crime has been reported to the police.