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Prisoners’ Families and Friends Service has been helping prisoners’ families for over 40 years. We provide support, friendship and advice to the families and friends of anyone sentenced to imprisonment or remanded in custody.

It is a service under Pact charity, which provides services in England and Wales; both in the community and across 50 prisons.

Families’ stories

Prisoners’ families share their experiences: read, watch, listen

“It was like a tsunami hit my world”

“It was like a tsunami hit my world”

“ One morning I got a phone call - he said, "It's bad."  When I went to court, that's when the solicitor told me what had happened.... ”

“It’s like a broken piece”

“It’s like a broken piece”

“ When my brother went to jail, we weren't a proper family - it felt like I didn't have a brother.  It felt like I was all alone... ”

“My wife was on bail for over two years”

“My wife was on bail for over two years”

“ I couldn't make sense of anything at the time.... getting information was really difficult.  It was into day 3 before I finally got to see her.... ”