About Prisoners’ Penfriends
Prisoners’ Penfriends (PP) is a small, London-based charity that supports the wellbeing of prisoners by extending the hand of non-judgemental friendship via letters and emails. The charity makes it possible for volunteers, in the community outside prison, to write to prisoners in England and Wales – and to do so in complete safety.
PP has grown as an organisation over the past year, extending its reach across the prison estate in England and Wales. Throughout the covid-19 pandemic, with prisoners regularly spending the vast majority of their time locked in their cells, the demand and need for the charity’s scheme has grown considerably.