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

  • Do you have a family member or friend in prison? Find out how we can support you here
    Click here
  • Watch our new film starring Archbishop Peter Smith and Bishop Richard Moth
    Watch here
  • Want to know what Michael Palin thinks about our work supporting family members with a loved one in prison?
    Watch this video
  • Pact has launched Our Voice: The Charter for Children & Young People who are affected by imprisonment.
    Find out more >>
  • Want to know more about our work? Click here to watch our BBC appeal.
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  • Want to know how Pact can provide support for prisoners' families and friends in court?
    Watch this video

Latest News

Fresh Start Spring 2017

Posted: February 28, 2017

Read our latest edition of Fresh Start, our quarterly supporter newsletter, and find out more about the work we've been doing to support prisoners, pe

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2016: "It was the best of times and the worst of times"

Posted: January 27, 2017

Pact CEO Andy Keen-Downs reflects on 2016, a year which saw record rates of violence, self-harm and suicide in prisons, but also a year in which Pact

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Become a Non-Executive Director of Pact Futures CIC

Posted: January 12, 2017

In 2014, Pact created Pact Futures CIC, as a wholly owned but independently governed subsidiary community interest company.  It is a company with a ch

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