In July 2020 the Department for Transport published new guidance
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Last month, the Centre for Entreprenuers (CfE) published some brilliant research, From inmates to entreprenuers, looking at the role of setting up businesses and how they can help to break the cycle of reoffending. We were pleased to support the research by carrying out a survey alongside the CfE which had 158 responses from people
In September, Michael Gove announced a review of education in adult prisons. Unlock as a charity focuses on the problems that people face as a result of their criminal record. We do not provide education in prisons or in the community to individuals. However, we run a Helpline that deals with over 5,000 people with
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We’re continuing our efforts to raise awareness of the changes to the ROA, but this time we’ve been focusing on prisons. Firstly, we wrote a news piece for the March 2014 edition of Inside Time. A copy of the news piece is below. We’ve also recorded a piece for the Prison Radio Associations’ ‘Outside In’
This is taken from an update to our Information Hub As part of our attempts to make sure this Hub reflects the genuine experiences of people with convictions, we want to make sure that were highlighting some key examples which we think are relevant to people making use of this site One particular update that
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We’ve given an interview on BBC Radio Wales to discuss Government plans to have former offenders as mentors. You can listen to the interview below.

Banking before release

We’ve written a letter in this month’s edition of Inside Time, the prison newspaper, updating people on the progress of our Unlocking Banking project. You can read the letter here.
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Our Christopher Stacey has written an article for the Probation Journal, looking at the marketisation of the criminal justice system, and asking a simple question; who is the customer? You can read the article here.
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This update is taken from our Information Hub As of the 1st October 2012, changes made through the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (s.140 in particular) mean that immigration or nationality decision making, including initial decisions and any subsequent proceedings, are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. This means
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The news that prospective Coventry Blaze ice hockey team player Mike Denton has been refused a visa to enter the country because of his criminal conviction, sparks the debate of whether reformed offenders should be given a second chance. We contribute to a discussion on BBC Coventry and Warwickshire. You can listen to the interview
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