The resources on this page have been specifically designed to help you to support prisoners who remain imprisoned during the Coronavirus pandemic, and those who are preparing to be released. All of the resources can be downloaded and printed as many times as required, and many contain puzzles, brain-teasers and other activities to help keep people's minds active and occupied during this difficult time. You can pick and choose which sheets would be most appropriate for your establishment to make your own Pact Packet.

PLEASE NOTE: some of the resources on this page are for Pact staff, or other key workers, to use in their work to support prisoners. They should not be sent directly to prisoners but used to support conversations or casework that is taking place. These resources are clearly marked. 

Pact Packet resources for all prisoners

  • 21-day Superhero Challenge. This is a dedicated Pact Packet created for children but that is suitable for the young at heart! It can be shared with prisoners who have children on the outside so they can talk about the activities together.
  • 21-day Journal Challenge. This is a dedicated Pact Packet created for older children/teenagers. It can be shared with prisoners who have children on the outside so they can talk about the activities/questions together.
  • Adult activity booklet. A 16-page booklet containing lots of puzzles, brain-teasers and activities for adults.
  • Brain-teasers booklet. A collection of all of our brain-teasers!
  • Cell Workout collection. A selection of workouts designed by the Cell Workout team, originally printed by Inside Time and collated into one handy document.
  • Daily Writing Challenge (Days 1- 10). Originally developed by the team behind #PennedByAPrisoner at HMP Brixton, this sheet challenges prisoners to write something on a different theme each day for ten days.
  • Daily Writing Challenge (Days 11-20). The second installment of the Daily Writing Challenge originally developed by the team at HMP Brixton.
  • Daily Writing Challenge (Days 21-30). The third installment of the Daily Writing Challenge originally developed by the team at HMP Brixton.
  • Drawing Challenge 1. Originally developed by the the team at HMP Brixton, the sheet challenges prisoners to draw something on a different theme each day for ten days.
  • Drawing Challenge 2. The second installment of the Daily Writing Challenge originally developed by the team at HMP Brixton.
  • Letter paper. A simple lined sheet that can be used as a template for letter writing. 
  • Managing your worry. An in-cell resource for prisoners to think about, classify and learn strategies to manage their worry. This booklet should be discussed with prisoners and not given as a standalone resource. It is an in-cell booklet for prisoners to complete but the content may be emotionally difficult for some prisoners and it is important that their worries and appropriate strategies for managing worry are discussed with them.
  • Origami booklet. A 12-page booklet containing detailed instructions and pictures to create a variety of origami (paper folding) creations, for all ability levels.
  • Sports quiz. A general knowledge quiz including rounds on football and a 'Who am I?' picture round.
  • Stretching booklet. A run through of some simple stretches that you can do at any time, anywhere.
  • Thinking of you. This is a sheet for prisoners to complete about a loved one (e.g. their child), considering things that they love about them and what they miss.
  • We can draw a monster together. This is a sheet for prisoners to complete with their children. The prisoner will draw half a monster and send the drawing to their child to draw the second half.
  • Word wall. This is a sheet of a wall template that prisoners can use to record words that remind them of a loved one. It can also be sent to children to complete for their parent in prison. 

Pact Packet resources for the female estate

  • In-cell exercise routine. This booklet contains a few ideas on how to keep fit in your cell when you cannot access any other forms of fitness. 
  • Women's activity booklet. This booklet contains lots of creative ideas for women to complete and share with/send to their children. There are also puzzles that women can send to their children for them to complete on the outside. 
  • Women's positivity workbook. This workbook has been specifically designed to help women who may be struggling with negative thoughts. It contains lots of activities to help women work through their feelings. Although this booklet can be given to women as a standalone resource, it would be helpful to talk through their answers with them afterwards. 
  • Preparing to go home. This booklet is for women who are due for release within the next six months. It is particularly designed for women who are not going home to partners/children. This booklet will not be suitable for all prisoners so please use your discretion. We have a 'Coming Home' resource (below) that may be more suitable.
  • We have also published Mum's the Word, a practical, easy-to-read book for mothers in prison. 

Pact Packet resources for prisoners preparing for release

  • 'Coming Home' is our pack to help prisoners who are preparing for release, particularly those who are facing early release as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.
  • Preparing to go home. This booklet is for women who are due for release within the next six months. It is particularly designed for women who are not going home to partners/children. This booklet will not be suitable for all prisoners so please use your discretion. 

If you have any comments or feedback on the existing resources, or additional resources to share with others here, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us.

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