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Eight years ago my elderly father was attacked in his home by a middle aged man who is now serving a life sentence. This man had an awful start in life (not an excuse for his action), and subsequently has been in and out of prison. At the time of the attack he was homeless, jobless, and (presumably) hopeless. Prison had not worked, in terms of getting him back on the path to responsible citizenship, and at what cost.
In 2016 The Howard League for Penal Reform will have been working to improve this situation for 150 years. It isn’t a sexy charity: it can’t appeal to sentiment. But it gives me hope that we (society) will move towards more constructive criminal justice, which returns convicted people to the community in a manner that enables them to be and feel a part of it. That way we will all be safer, and our money won’t have been wasted.
I am donating my birthday (as I become eligible for the State Pension) to The Howard League for Penal Reform. If you have been kind enough to send me presents in the past, and never know what to get, here is what I’d like. Please send a donation instead to The
Howard League. It will go further if you are able to Gift Aid it. Many thanks.
If you want to know more about The Howard League go to www.howardleague.org
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