The experiences of female Muslim prisoners

Muslim Hands has published research entitled ‘(In)visibility’, on the experiences of female Muslim prisoners. Supported by Barrow Cadbury Trust, the qualitative research captures the often unheard voices of Muslims in women’s prisons and explores the often overlooked intersectionality of gender, faith and ethnicity. Findings indicate that female Muslim prisoners are at risk of discrimination as […]

A guide to prison visits

The Prison Advice and Care Trust (Pact), has launched a digital ‘Prison Visitors’ Guide’ for a number of prisons across England and Wales. The digital guides, which feature an interactive map, offer the most up-to-date information available for visitors on selected prisons in England and Wales, including how to book a visit, dress code, how […]

Designing wellbeing in prison

Russell Webster has a guest post on his blog from Roland Karthaus, Director of Matter Architecture, on a report entitled ‘Wellbeing in Prison Design: a guide’. The blog discusses how prison design can influence behaviour. It suggests that environmental conditions focused on health and wellbeing can trigger positive behaviours. He writes ‘Our built environment does […]

Supporting BAME autistic people

A blog from Venessa Bobb, Branch Officer of the National Autistic Society, discusses the difficulties black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) autistic people and their families face when accessing support. Research has shown that autistic people within the BAME community experience double discrimination, due to their ethnicity and disability. She writes ‘Everyone has a part […]

Legacy fund launches

We are pleased to announce the Susan and Alex de Mont Legacy Fund. This is a new and exciting project aimed at developing services and support for clients, staff, students and third sector organisations in the local community The legacy fund will contribute to the work of PLIAS, and small donations will be made available […]