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  1. Helping prisoners make a new start during COVID-19

    Leaving custody can be daunting at the best of time – leaving custody during a pandemic can add another level of anxiety. Director of Resettlement Services for Prison Services Gina Reilly explains how the Resettlement Team has been supporting men leaving custody during the pandemic to give them the best possible start to their new…

  2. HMP Huntercombe learners design new look labels for brewery

    Learners at HMP Huntercombe have had the opportunity to design the new labels for a craft brewery. Tap Social Movement provides training and employment to people in custody and those who have been released, and has worked with learners and staff at HMP Huntercombe for several years.  Art tutor at HMP Huntercombe Julia Ogborne said: “We have been thrilled for the opportunity to work…

  3. Education at HMP Frankland rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted

    The Education department at HMP Frankland has been rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted.   Following an inspection in January this year, the final report from Ofsted showed that the team were providing a good provision for its learners.  The report commented that: “The quality of teaching, learning and assessment was generally good, and prisoners were able to develop substantial new knowledge and skills…

  4. Annual Justice Dinner held at Bletchley Park

    MK College hosted the High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire Julia Upton MBE’s annual Justice Dinner at Bletchley Park on Thursday 13th February. Guests gathered in the prestigious surroundings of the Mansion to enjoy dinner and networking. They were joined by special guest Dame Justice Cheema Grubb DBE, who is the first Asian woman to serve as a…

  5. HMYOI Aylesbury featured on BBC Two’s The Choir

    We were delighted to see some our learners from HMYOI Aylesbury feature on BBC Two’s The Choir with Gareth Malone. The two-part documentary followed Gareth as he ventured into HMYOI Aylesbury to work with the young men to form a choir. Gareth and the residents worked together to produce songs about their experiences in life and prison,…

  6. Prison Services staff honoured at annual awards

    Staff working across our Prison Services gathered for the annual Prison Services Awards. The event was a chance to recognise the hard work of our teams working in our Prisons and our students. We were joined by many colleagues from HMPPS, LJ Flanders an ex-prisoner turned personal trainer and author of the Cell Workout as…

  7. Outstanding result for Thames Valley Resettlement team

    Following an inspection by HMPSS, the custody-based element of the Thames Valley Community Rehabilitation Company (TVCRC) has been judged as outstanding. Inspectors commented: “We were particularly impressed with the work of the Through the Gate (TTG) team, which, following national changes to the specification of this work, is providing comprehensive support to those being released from…

  8. Art from 16 prisons on show at Worcester Cathedral

    Art created by offenders from sixteen prisons across England from Full Sutton in the North to the Isle of Wight in the South is going on show at Worcester Cathedral this week (25 October – 7 November 2019). The work has been produced by students in prisons taking courses provided by Milton Keynes College, one…