My name is Sharon and I have been a volunteer Prison Visitor at HMP Highpoint for the past 5 years.
Prison Visitors are volunteers who visit convicted prisoners who, for a variety of reasons do not have anyone to visit them while they are serving their sentence. This valuable work is vital and demand for visitors is steadily increasing. Reducing a person’s likelihood of re-offending on release requires a variety of measures and mechanisms. Prison visitors play a crucial part in supporting prisoners and helping them maintain a positive contact with normality and the world beyond the fence.
At present we have a dedicated and highly motivated team of people from all backgrounds, all ages, some of faith some of none. What they do share is a desire to make a difference!
We offer training and support to equip new Visitors to work within the prison environment. Travel expenses are paid.
For more information or to arrange an informal chat with “no strings attached” please contact me, Sharon Paradine, Official Prison Visitors Chairperson HMP Highpoint by emailing email@example.com. or by phoning 07557381914 or 01440 704502.