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February 2023

Progression within a prison: A report by HMP Rye Hill Building Futures Working Group

The Building Futures Network was launched in 2021 to explore the challenges faced by prisoners serving long custodial sentences of 10 years or more.

HMP Rye Hill was selected as the pilot site for the project due to the long-standing relationship between the prison and the Prison Reform Trust. Rye Hill prisoners embraced the opportunity to contribute to national discussion on the impacts of long-term imprisonment, and are grateful that their voices are being heard and listened to.

This report shares the experiences and insights of prisoners at HMP Rye Hill, outlining what they believe progression is, what it should be, and what it could include in the future.