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Book charity wins Longford Prize

Book charity wins Longford Prize

A charity that has been purchasing educational books for prisoners since 1996, Haven Distribution, has won The Longford Trust‘s 2018 Prize.

At last night’s sold-out Longford Lecture, Why do people stop doing crime?, the panel chose the low-profile work of the organisation as they wanted Haven Distribution to be publicly applauded for sending books into prison. The charity purchases books for prisoners’ courses to a maximum of £20 per person per calendar year.

The lecture featured Channel 4′ s Jon Snow alongside Longford scholars and was broadcast live to prisons by the Prison Radio Association.

Click here to find out more about Haven Distribution

Click here to donate to Haven Distribution’s 2018 Christmas appeal

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