In the Media

Prisoners 'must keep family ties'

PUBLISHED November 4, 2004

Prisoners thanked for train helpBehind the bars of Brixton prison, a children's Halloween party was in full swing. Fathers dressed in orange prison overalls painted their sons' and daughters' faces, while wives and mothers looked on.

This unlikely scene was played out in almost 50 jails in the past two weeks - part of a drive to build bonds between inmates and their relatives.
The initiative, backed by the Prison Service and charity groups, recognises that keeping the family together can also keep people out of jail.