We’re working to create a just, humane & effective prison system.
We’re doing this by influencing decision-makers, opinion formers and the public to:
- Reduce the use of prison.
- Improve conditions for prisoners.
- Promote equality and human rights in the criminal justice system.
Latest news & updatesView all news and updates
Our annual Bromley Briefings highlight the latest facts and figures about prisons
Transferring UK prisoners to foreign prisons a “very expensive and a very complicated way” of increasing capacity
PRT’s written evidence to the House of Common’s committee on the Criminal Justice Bill published
Overcrowded prisons are completely ill-equipped to deal with this scale of trauma and despair
Inspectors find a dedicated group of caring staff providing a regime to engage and incentivise boys
The PSJ has published an article written by PRT on women's experiences of long-term imprisonment
Ryan Harman and Mark Day explain the impact of the government’s proposed changes to the IPP licence
Our latest publicationsView all
- February 2024 Bromley Briefings Prison Factfile: February 2024 Our flagship publication brings together the latest facts about prisons and the people in them. Bromley Briefings Prison Factfile: February 2024
- December 2023 The Very Long-Term Prison Population in Scotland: A scoping document The Building Futures programme has commissioned the Scottish Advocacy and Research Collective (SPARC... The Very Long-Term Prison Population in Scotland: A scoping document
- November 2023 Equality incapacitated: the disproportionate impact of PAVA spray on Black, Muslim and disabled prisoners The use of force in prison is only justifiable if it is legal, proportionate in the circumstances, r... Equality incapacitated: the disproportionate impact of PAVA spray on Black, Muslim and disabled prisoners
- September 2023 Report and accounts 2022–23 The trustees are pleased to present their report together with the financial statements of the Priso... Report and accounts 2022–23
Support us in our work to create a just, humane and effective penal system
The Prison Reform Trust needs and values support from members of the public who share our aims of achieving a just, humane and effective prison system in the UK. We do not accept government funding and rely on voluntary donations.
There are a number of ways in which you can add your support, keep in touch and get involved.
You can become a Friend by making a regular donation towards our work, or you can give a one off donation.