About insidetime

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Inside Time Limited is a 'not for profit' publishing company producing insidetime - the monthly newspaper for prisoners. Any profits made by Inside Time Limited are automatically donated to The New Bridge Foundation.

Each month over 60,000 copies of each issue are distributed free of charge to all prisons and special hospitals plus many secure units and hostels throughout the UK. There is also an extensive mailing list of individuals and organisations involved in penal affairs.

Inside Time Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of The New Bridge Foundation a registered charity founded in 1956 to help create links between prisoners and communities.

The directors of Inside Time Limited are appointed by New Bridge and serve as directors on a voluntary basis and without financial reward.

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insidetime History

(extracted from the New Bridge Foundation website)

insidetime - the national monthly newspaper for prisoners - was launched by New Bridge in December 1990. BBC Breakfast Time television showed the first issue being delivered to the cells at HMP Grendon in Buckinghamshire. For more than a decade insidetime has been a voice for prisoners in British prisons, committed to providing information and comments that seeks to be informative, interesting and entertaining.

In January 2004, insidetime became a separate subsidiary of New Bridge - in the form of a not for profit company limited by guarantee. It is run as a business but any surplus revenue is donated to the New Bridge Foundation. A Board of Directors was also appointed, with extensive and relevant experience of journalism, business and the Prison Service. The newspaper continues to thrive, with the introduction of more colour and a hugely popular 'Jailbreak' page with puzzles and prize competitions.

It has expanded from eight pages per issue to up to 68 pages, from four issues a year to twelve, and from 12,000 black and white copies per issue to over 60,000 full colour copies. As insidetime has grown in influence, it has expanded its prison readership to an estimated 50,000 per issue. It is distributed to every prison and special hospital in Britain.

Advertising revenue increased significantly during 2008 sufficient to enable the basic number of pages of each issue to be increased from 36 up to 68 pages each month.

Special supplements have included insidepoetry and insideeducation, insidestories, insideentertainment and insideart.

The extra space meant even more of the high quality and well written articles submitted by our regular prisoner writers and provided space for some of the new contributors.

Former prisoners at insidetime team work on insideinformation as an ongoing project and update the website, www.insidetime.org. They gather details about all the help and advice organisations for prisoners and their families and valuable resettlement information. Input from their family members has helped shape the content of the service and dictate exactly what is included. This website facility is updated throughout the year and a copy of each 972 page annual editions is donated free of charge to every UK prison library.

Over 8,500 items of mail from prisoners and other organisations are handled by the administration during the year. Articles, legal queries, poems and quiz entries from all over the UK plus readers overseas contributed. The website gets over 4 million hits per month from over 100,000 unique monthly visitors and provides worldwide free access to the pages of each issue and a massive amount of vital information for anyone involved in penal affairs and the family and friends of prisoners.

Can I thank all at insidetime for such a really fantastic paper - even better now that it's monthly with more colour. Each issue is of massive value to prisoners and our families as it gives us a face and a voice. I find that when all seems lost, nowhere to go and applications failed,  you can turn to insidetime and it never fails to give you that vital lift every prisoner needs, with something for everyone.


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December 2014 Headlines
> Treat Prisoners as Human Beings, Not Criminals
> What are prisons for
> A search for any trace of the governmentís Rehabilitation Revolution
> Tell us why you did it?... You must be joking I didnít do it
> Care Act - what does it mean for prisoners
> Doctor Frankenstein and his monster
> Human Rights: truth and lies
> Scapegoating the undeserving poor
> Interview
> The first Miscarriage of Justice
> Month by Month - December 2014
> The 2014 Longford Trust Awards
> Is it all in the mind
> Time
> Learning in prison
> Take your first Steps to Success in 2015
> Spotlight Police and Crime Commissioners
> From over the wall
> Over-tariff IPPs: an appeal for your stories
> Paperwork is the key
> Adjudication - donít let those days count against you
> Insider Dealing
> Christmas Stories
> Christmas Messages
> Christmas Messages

About Us

About insidetime
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InsidePoetry Book

insidepoetry book New! Volume 5 of
insidepoetry book
is now available!

A collection of poems by prisoners of all backgrounds.

Availabe to buy from this site! Volume 1,2,3 and 4 are also still available and you can SAVE by purchasing bundles!

USP Service

USP from Inside Time

The Useful Services for Prisoners scheme from insidetime provides discounts, vouchers and other benefits from USP Group Members for Prisoners, their families and legal advisors. Click the image above to read more about it.


You can subscribe to insidetime Newspaper and get the paper each month delivered to your door!


Advertise your business or solicitors office to a highly defined target audience.

Other Publications

Inside Time has produced a number of books and publications you can purchase online.


Contact Us

All contact info for the Operations office and the Editorial Team.

Site Map

Our site map page contains links to all pages on the insidetime site.

External Links

We have a number of external websites which you may be interested on our Links Page.

Social Networking


Inside Information


Everything you need to know about visiting people in prison; procedures, opening times, directions etc.

Comprehensive information about each prison regime; lock down times, facilities, healthcare etc.

*NEW* Detailed information about IRC - Immigration Removal Centres.

insideinformation Book

insideinformation book
The insideinformation book

A comprehensive guide to prisons and prison related services, designed and compiled by former prisoners.


Help and Support

Various pages of information for help and support organisations and networks for those in custody as well as recently released. Also information for friends and family.

Grants and Funding

This grants and funding pdf document aims to meet the need of prisoners and ex-offenders for accurate, up to date information on the supplementary funding available to prisoners.

Rules and Regulations

Information on rules & regulations used throughout the prison service.

Glossary of Terms

The Glossary of Prison Related Terms explains what all the acronyms and terms stand for with prison related matters. Includes links to external sites to further explain things.

Fact Sheets

We have produced many Prison Related Fact Sheets inc. Legal Fact Sheets, Parole Fact Sheets and Other related information.


Find a Solicitor

You can search our solicitor database for listings of solicitors in your area that provide the services you require.

Find a Barrister

You can search our barrister database for listings of barristers in your area that provide the services you require.

Address Finder

You can search our address database in many ways to retrieve contact information for all those elusive addresses you need in a hurry.

Prison Law pdf

This document provides details of leading training providers who offer sound professional training.

Other Publications

Inside Information has produced a number of books and publications you can purchase online.

Site Map

Our site map page contains links to all pages on the insideinformation site.

Contact Us

Use the Contact Us Feedback form to send us suggestions, plus our address and phone numbers.



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