Butler Trust

Promoting excellence in UK prisons, probation and youth justice
  1. After a summer spent reviewing and rating the 335 nominations received for this year’s Award Scheme, our volunteer Sifting Panel met at the end of September to agree the shortlist to go through to the final stage of judging for the 2019-20 Butler Trust Awards. The standard was as high as ever and the decision-making […]
  2. The Butler Trust is pleased to announce the publication of the overall findings, and updated detailed reports on each jail, from Simon Shepherd’s tour of all 102 closed adult prisons in England & Wales, in a free downloadable e-book and online at The Good Book of Prisons. After thirty years in the criminal justice sector, […]
  3. Hundreds of nominations for the 35th Annual Butler Trust Awards have now arrived (with the usual deadline rush!). As always, they shine a light on the impressive work everyone in the sector knows about – but which the wider public rarely gets to see. This year the Trust is pleased to see some wider and […]
  4. Do you know someone who goes ‘above and beyond’? There’s still time to nominate them for a Butler Trust Award, but you’ll need to get a wiggle on because nominations close on 30 June. Nomination forms can be downloaded from our website – www.butlertrust.org.uk/awards – where you can also find more details about the Awards. […]
  5. While you’ve been busy thinking about your Butler Trust nominations for this year, we’ve been busy finishing work on two new publications: a booklet, #HiddenHeroes: The Prison Officer, and a film: #HiddenHeroes: The Probation Officer. While the media focus on the negative – and staff face very significant challenges every day – there is much […]