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.
(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.”
October 2014 Headlines
Koestler Awards 2014
Police visit National Prison Radio
Parole Board Update
The right to work
Month by Month - October 2014
Inside without Faith
Justice Select Committee
The longest Journey
Our own version of Islam is being blocked, fettered and stonewalled
For the love of cooking
Prison compensation unfair?
The Merchant of Venice
Raising learners voices
Ryan’s Prehistoric Pet
From over the wall
Appeals against conviction - conduct of trial lawyers
The absurdity of the Absconders Policy
Finding your voice in the recall process
New! Volume 5 of
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!
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.
Inside Time has produced a number of books and publications you can purchase online.
All contact info for the Operations office and the Editorial Team.
Our site map page contains links to all pages on the insidetime site.
We have a number of external websites which you may be interested on our Links Page.
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.
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.
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.
Information on rules & regulations used throughout the prison service.
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.
We have produced many Prison Related Fact Sheets inc. Legal Fact Sheets, Parole Fact Sheets and Other related information.
You can search our solicitor database for listings of solicitors in your area that provide the services you require.
You can search our barrister database for listings of barristers in your area that provide the services you require.
You can search our address database in many ways to retrieve contact information for all those elusive addresses you need in a hurry.
This document provides details of leading training providers who offer sound professional training.
Inside Information has produced a number of books and publications you can purchase online.
Our site map page contains links to all pages on the insideinformation site.
Use the Contact Us Feedback form to send us suggestions, plus our address and phone numbers.
insidejustice was launched in July 2010 to investigate alleged miscarriages of justice.
Full introduction is on the insidejustice homepage