Prison pen pals help rehab


A letter-writing scheme run by charity Prisoners’ Penfriends helps rehabilitate convicted offenders, research from the University of Warwick has found. Prisoners who take part are typically male, serving long sentences and have little contact with anyone outside prison. They said the scheme made them feel less isolated, helped change their self-identity, provided a distraction, boosted their happiness and raised their hopes for life beyond prison.

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