Pact is a national charity which supports people affected by imprisonment. We provide practical and emotional support to prisoners' children and families, and to prisoners themselves.


Current prison population in England & Wales


Children with a parent in prison tonight

  • Click here to download all the resources you'll need for Prisoners' Sunday on 9th October 2016.
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  • Want to know what Michael Palin thinks about our work supporting family members with a loved one in prison?
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  • Pact has launched Our Voice: The Charter for Children & Young People who are affected by imprisonment.
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  • Want to know more about our work? Click here to watch our BBC appeal.
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  • Want to know how Pact can provide support for prisoners' families and friends in court?
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Latest News

Cambridge University study highlights the benefits of family workers in prisons

Posted: September 14, 2016

Today we announced the findings of ‘Bridging The Gap’, Cambridge University’s Institute of Criminology’s evaluation of its Family Engagement Service (

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Cardinal Vincent Nichols calls for major reform of the prison system

Posted: September 7, 2016

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the head of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, announced yesterday that the Diocese of Westminster would lead the way

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Update: Sir Harold Hood Memorial Lecture

Posted: September 6, 2016

We would like to inform you that sadly this year our annual Sir Harold Hood Memorial Lecture will be postponed as we were unable at short notice to fi

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