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Families of Prisoners

Families Outside: Families Outside is the only National charity in Scotland that works solely to support the families of people affected by imprisonment.  They work to mitigate the effects of imprisonment on children and families and consequently to reduce the likelihood of reoffending through support and information for families and for the people who work with them.  They can provide support, advice and guidance to families from the point of the arrest of their family member through to imprisonment.  Can be contacted via the helpline on 0800 254 0088 or email -, webchat available via

Action for Prisoners' Families: Action for Prisoners' and Offenders' Families works for the benefit of prisoners' and offenders' families by representing the views of families and those who work with them and by promoting effective work with families.  Helpline 0808 808 2003

Prison Reform Trust: Provides information about prison, including visiting fact sheets. FAQs and information booklets