The Centre for Education Research and Development (CRED) is delighted to be working in partnership with UNLOCK, Parc Prison, Bridgend Borough Council and others on the production of the pre-release handbook and video. This is supported by the European Social Fund.

Finding information on release from prison is difficult and frustrating. This project is a small pilot of 50 prisoners. We have received financial support from Europe to involve prisoners at Parc Prison, soon to be released into the Bridgend area of South Wales.

We will produce, with the guidance of the prisoners themselves, ex-offenders and the statutory agencies a handbook and pre-release video. The handbook will contain information the ex-offenders will find useful straight away and up to 6 months after release. How will we know that it is useful? This will be done by follow ups and asking what was helpful and what was not and revising accordingly.