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, Friends of Berwyn, coordinating this work and active in HM Prison Berwyn in Wrexham.

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



Berwyn Prison

HM Prison Berwyn (Carchar Berwyn EM) is a £250 million Category C adult male prison in Wrexham County Borough, located on the Wrexham Industrial Estate on the outskirts of Wrexham.. When fully operational it will become the largest fully operational prison in the UK and Europe.





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