Penal Reform Organisations

Clinks supports, promotes and represents the voluntary sector working with people in the criminal justice system and their families.

Howard League for Penal Reform
The Howard League for Penal Reform is the oldest penal reform charity in the UK. It was established in 1866 and is named after John Howard, one of the first prison reformers.

A national social justice charity that has been operating for more than 50 years. The charity aims to change lives, build stronger communities and reduce crime.

Prison Reform Trust
The PRT provides an extremely useful compendium of recent facts and figures on the penal system, the Bromley Briefings Prison Factfile, available online at:

Unlock (National Association of Reformed Offenders)
Unlock is an independent national charity that provides a voice and support for people with convictions who are facing stigma and obstacles because of their criminal record, often long after they have served their sentence.

Transform Justice
Transform Justice is a national charity working for a fair, humane, open and effective justice system. They publish insightful reports on aspects of the criminal justice system including sentencing.