Prison work

North Wales




Gogledd Cymru

An image of the Quakers' bi-lingual symbol.

Prison Work

Quakers in North Wales are involved in a number of areas connected with prison work:

  • Alternatives to Violence
  • Chaplaincy
  • Prison visiting
  • Letter writing
  • The Independent Monitoring Board


We have a joint North Wales AM and Chester & Wirral AM prison group coordinating this work and also preparing for the opening of Berwyn Prison in Wrexham in 2017.

If you would like to help with this work, please complete the volunteer form.



Berwyn Prison

HM Prison Berwyn is a 2,100 capacity prison Category C men's prison which is being built in Wrexham County Borough. It is due to open in 2017 and will be located at the Wrexham Industrial Estate on the outskirts of Wrexham.





We have prepared a leaflet about our preparations which is available here.



Other Quaker work with prisons & prisoners

There are a number of Quaker organisations working with prisons or prisoners:

Quakers have produced a document called 'Why Prison?' - A Framework to encourage discussion about the purposes, effectiveness and experience of imprisonment as a response to criminal actions.

Construction site for HM Prison Berwyn in Wrexham