We support people on long prison sentences to take their next steps in life.

Each year over 2000 people are released from prison after serving long sentences. We offer specialist, personalised support to help people on long sentences thrive both in prison, and when they return home.

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Who we are

We are the only charity in the UK focused specifically on the needs of people on long term sentences.

We support people on long sentences to take their next steps in life so they benefit, their families benefit and the wider community benefits too.

How we help

We offer support throughout a person’s time in prison, as they prepare for release, and as they settle back into the community.

Through letter writing, signposting, personalised support, and financial help.

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Support us

More people going to prison, and sentences are getting longer.

In the 30 years since we were formed, the number of people in prison has risen by 75%. We need your support.

Thanks to your support I now have a job and can support
my family. I know who I am again.

Hardman Trust Client

Did you know?

England and Wales have more people on life sentences

than Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Poland and Sweden combined.

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Did you know precentage stat

of people on an IPP sentence

are over their original tariff, spending more time in prison than originally planned.

Did you know number rise stat

In 2021 there were 2.5 times as many people sentenced to 10+ years than in 2008

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We believe in partnership working and connecting people to the services that can help.

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Together we can create a future where everyone can achieve their potential within and beyond prison. Can you help?