We help to maintain the vital emotional bond between imprisoned parents and children by enabling parents to make bedtime story CDs, DVDs and other educational gifts for their children.
Half of all prisoners lose contact with their families. Those that maintain contact are up to 6 times less likely to re-offend. By sending a bedtime story disc to their children, imprisoned parents can provide comfort and reduce the trauma caused by the forced separation. Doing something positive and tangible for their child increases their self-esteem and belief in themselves as a valued parent. As reading to children is the most important thing a parent can do to help with their education, the story disc also give imprisoned parents the opportunity to make a positive impact on their children’s social and learning outcomes.
For many families, these story discs are a lifeline, helping to heal rifts and enabling imprisoned parents to maintain or build vital relationships with their children. Prisoners that keep in contact with their families are up to 6 times less likely to re-offend.
Since 2003 we have trained over 100 UK prisons, including training over 20 prisons to set up their own editing suite. At our HQs in HMP Dartmoor and HMP Channings Wood we offer an editing service to over 90 UK prisons.Since 2002 over 500 prisoners have been trained in audio or video editing, giving them useful skills, work experience and a better chance of employment upon release. So far we’ve employed 16 prisoner editors upon release from prison.