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How your membership helps

Your membership, quite simply, enables us to exist. The Howard League for Penal Reform is an independent charity and so relies upon the support of its members and donors to continue its work towards less crime, safer communities and fewer people in prison. We need our members to achieve real change and give added authority to our campaigns for a less costly and more effective criminal justice system.

Thank you for your support. Our impact over the last year could not be achieved without your help.

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NEW: Prison suicides rise 

The number of people taking their own lives in prison has soared by 69% in a year. These statistics were published by the Ministry of Justice on 31 July 2014. They show there were 88 suicides in the 12 months to the end of March 2014, compared with 52 in the previous 12 months. Equally shocking statistics on assaults, self harm and prison performance can be found in our press release

NEW: Support our campaign on books for prisoners

The Howard League for Penal Reform is campaigning to reverse a Ministry of Justice ban on family and friends sending books and essentials to prisoners. From writing to your MP to tweeting a 'shelfie', there are many things that you can do to help our campaign. Please visit our Act Now section for more details. 

NEW: Book your place at our AGM 2014

Howard League members are invited to attend this year's AGM on Wednesday 19 November 2014. This is a free event.

Sign up online or call 020 7249 7373 to book your place.

Petition against secure colleges for children

We have launched a petition to Chris Grayling and Nick Clegg on the proposals for secure colleges for children.

Please sign our petition to halt the action. You can also share via Facebook, Twitter and email.

Sign the petition

Fundraising events

Members can fundraise for the Howard League by running, swimming, cycling and more - every penny you raise will help support our vital work for less crime, safer communities and fewer people in prison.

Publications 

Read our Annual Report online. If you require a hard copy please email caroline.petersen@howardleague.org

Our newspaper The Howard, comes out twice a year. Stay up to date with our news, research and events, by reading the latest issue.

The Howard League produces a variety of resarch briefings and publications each year. Download publications.

All members have online access to the Howard Journal of Criminal Justice.  Please email caroline.petersen@howardleague.org to register.

Member testimonials

Read some of the reasons other members have joined.

Member FAQs

Frequently asked questions about membership.

If your membership is due for renewal you can renew here.

If you have moved to a new address or changed your email, please let us know by emailing caroline.petersen@howardleague.org




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