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Changing the System

Unlock works tirelessly to improve the criminal justice system for people with criminal convictions.

Unlock believes in an ear to the ground, voices at the top approach. We hear directly from people experiencing prejudice, stigma and discrimination because of their criminal record, and then we use our influence to enact change at the highest level.

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20 / 12 / 21

“What we need now is action” – Unlock’s view on the prisons white paper

The government has published its much-awaited prisons white paper, which covers a great deal of ground from building new prisons to measures to improve access to jobs on release. The latter is the focus of Unlock’s attention and can be found in the third chapter.  While the paper offers renewed assurances that rehabilitation sits alongside public […]

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