Prisoner Self-Help is a new site, intended as a resource portal for current and ex-prisoners, their families and friends, prison staff and volunteers, anyone involved with the criminal justice system and anyone who is interested in the issues of prisoner welfare and rehabilitation.
You are welcome to submit articles for this website, especially with the focus on practical self-help tools, but any of the topics which may be of relevance to prisoners and people working with or caring for prisoners are welcome, such as:
On life/work in prison
Top Tips for survival in prison
News and current affairs items
Reviews of relevant books and films
We welcome other ideas and suggestions for articles and resources to include on this website.
We are aware that most prisoners do not have access to the internet whilst in custody, so if you find an article on this site which may be of interest to a prisoner, please feel free to print it out and share.
Please submit your articles and any illustrations to firstname.lastname@example.org
. Your article can be published under your full name, anonymously, or under a pseudonym – please indicate your choice clearly at the top of the artlcle. If you would like a link to your website included and/or a short bio, please include that too. If writing about individuals please take appropriate steps to preserve confidentiality. We reserve the right to refuse any article, and shorten or edit articles as appropriate, but will endeavour to discuss any revisions with you whenever possible.