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

  • Pact's 2015 Christmas cards are now available
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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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  • You are invited to the Sir Harold Hood Memorial Lecture on Tuesday 17th November, St George's Cathedral - London, 18.00
    Call us on 020 3031 6953 to find out more
  • Want to know how Pact can provide support for prisoners' family and friends in court?
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Latest News

Pact warns plans for new prisons could damage family ties

Posted: November 25, 2015

We welcome the news that the government plans to open nine new prisons to replace outdated Victorian institutions and use the proceeds of the land sol

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Pact celebrates Prison's Week

Posted: November 20, 2015

This is Prison's Week; when people of faith pray especially for those within the Criminal Justice system.

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Michael Palin Visits Pact Office

Posted: November 18, 2015

In preparation for his speech at this year's Longford Lecture, Michael Palin visited the Pact Central Office to meet with people who have been directl

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