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Families on Trial: A Mother’s Story

  • 12 mins
  • 86%
  • All Ages
  • United Kingdom FlagGBUnited Kingdom
  • 2009
  • Cult

Families of prisoners are the invisible victims of crime, serving their own sentence of isolation, stigma and financial struggle. This is a short film commissioned by Prisoners' Families and Friends' Service to raise awareness of the difficulties faced by the families of prisoners, and to highlight the contribution they can make to reducing reoffending. Winner of the Babelgum Online Film Festival Best Documentary Award 2010. England and Wales has the highest imprisonment rate in Western Europe at 153 per 100,000 of the population. Prison population across the UK stands at over 92,000. According to Government research, prisoners who are supported and visited by their families are 25% less likely to reoffend than those who have no family contact or support.