Making best use of your time in prison

The Prison Reform Trust have released the second report from their prison policy network, What do you need to make the best use of your time in prison? 

The report is based on the contributions of 1,250 people in prison. Most respondents saw imprisonment as an opportunity to turn their lives around (with appropriate support), but that this opportunity was so often wasted by a prison system in crisis.

The report sets out three core needs for people to make the best of their time in prison

  • basic needs (including physiological and safety needs),
  • psychological needs (including needs relating to self-esteem, belonging and love) and
  • self-fulfilment needs (which relates to self-actualisation and achieving one’s potential). 

Read the report here