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How do I send money to someone in prison

Task  Prisons and probation 

You can use the Ministry of Justice online service to make a payment by Visa, Mastercard or Maestro debit card. Money usually takes less than 3 working days to reach a prisoner’s account, but it may take longer.

What support is given to children and young people who are arrested?

Task  Young people and the law 

The age of criminal responsibility in England and Wales is 10 years old. This means that children under 10 can’t be arrested or charged with a crime. 

What is a Serious Crime Prevention Order (SCPO) and how can I challenge it?

Task  Courts, sentencing and tribunals 

A judge or magistrates could impose orders on offenders as well as a sentence. These orders are known as ancillary orders and an SCPO is an example. SCPO stands for Serious Crime Prevention Order and it is a civil order to prevent a serious crime.

What is a Detention and Training Order? (DTO)?

Task  Young people and the law 

A Detention and Training Order (DTO) is a custodial sentence given by a Youth Magistrate or Crown Court for people aged 12-17 years. A DTO is used when young people commit a serious offence or a number of offences.  It is classed as a conviction and recorded on the Police National Computer.  The aim of a DTO is that upon completion, young people are helped to stop offending through training and education.

What are the different types of Temporary Licence that prisoners can be released under?

Task  Prisons and probation 

Release on Temporary Licence (ROTL) means being able to leave prison for a short period of time.

How can I request a social care needs assessment?

Task  Statutory rights 

It is possible to request a needs assessment for yourself, on behalf of someone else, or a hospital can make a referral.

Offending behaviour programmes

Task  Prisons and probation 

Offending behaviour programmes (OBPs) are courses to help you change how you think, feel (your attitude) and behave so you won’t re-offend in the future. The court may order you to enrol in a programme as part of your sentence. It could also be a part of your community order or a condition of your release from prison. OBPs are widely offered in prisons and are an important part of the parole process.

I’m a whistleblower, where can I go for help or support?

Task  Justice system transparency 

A whistleblower is someone who reports wrongdoing in relation to their place of work. The wrongdoing must be in the public interest which means that it must have an impact on other people, for example, the general public. 

How do I appeal a Crown Court conviction?

Task  Courts, sentencing and tribunals 

How you appeal will depend on whether you went to your trial. It will also depend on whether you were sentenced at a magistrates’ court or a Crown Court.

How can I find or locate a prisoner?

Task  Prisons and probation 

Use the Prisoner Location Service to find which prison someone is in.