Thousands of survivors to be protected from prison abusers

  • new scheme to thwart domestic abuse campaigns from behind bars by blocking unwanted calls and letters from prisoners
  • delivers on the government’s Domestic Abuse Plan

Under the scheme, police forces, prison governors and victims’ services will work hand-in-glove to automatically block offenders from calling or sending threatening letters to their victims.

The new Unwanted Prisoner Contact Service – trialled at Kent and Thames Valley earlier this year – will act immediately on any intelligence to contact jails and block offenders from sending further communications.

In practice, this will mean offenders will be physically unable to dial their victim’s number from the prison landings or send out letters to the victim’s address as these

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