How are charities influencing change in the prison system

Document type
Discussion paper
Wyld, Grace; Bagwell, Sally; Clay, Theo
New Philanthropy Capital
Date of publication
5 February 2019
Social Policy, Offenders, Young Offenders
Social welfare
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This paper finds that the criminal justice sector is under-resourced and is creaking under the weight of overcrowding. Austerity has hit the Ministry of Justice harder than any other domestic department. Charities are struggling to access people in prison and they are navigating a complicated policy landscape. Funders are also losing confidence that their input will make a difference.

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