PRG sets up, funds and facilitates reading groups in prisons.
Promoting reading and reading groups in prisons
‘When I read a book it gives me the chance to escape into another world. I love the group because it’s great to share that world with other people’
Prison Reading Groups was set up in 1999 to help start, fund and support reading groups in prisons. Since 2017 it has been part of registered charity Give a Book.
We now run groups in over 40 prisons nationwide and supply more than 3000 books a year to support them. We also support Family Days and family reading initiatives in more than 50 prisons across the country.
In March 2022 Sarah Turvey and Jenny Hartley became the 1870th & 1871st Points of Light recipients, for founding Prison Reading Groups.
In October 2019, Prison Reading Groups was awarded The Longford Prize for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Prison Reform.