Supporting Families of Prisoners

This service is based at HMP Onley between Rugby and Daventry. At the prison we run the Visitors Centre and a Cafe inside the prison during visiting sessions. We work with family members, partners, friends of prisoners as well as children who visit.

We also run Family Day’s which are visits that last all day and enable the family to interact in a more ‘relaxed’ environment.

  • Craft activity sessions
  • Playing games or doing puzzles
  • Reading to children and families
  • Interacting with prisoners and their families.

This work is our way of trying to maintain and even strengthen family bonds during sentence so that fewer prisoners are released into an unsettled family life and are therefore less likely to reoffend