The Storybook Dads Family Messages project aims to help families to keep in touch with their imprisoned loved one. Families can record video at home, send it to us and we will get it to their loved one in prison, on DVD.

This project first started in HMP Oakwood in conjunction with visits department. We thought it was a brilliant idea and with prisons not able to offer visits at the moment, a great way for families to keep in touch. We are currently piloting this project in the prisons listed below, with the intention of a national roll out in the future.

Prisons offering this service (click for instructions):

HMP Channings Wood

HMP Exeter

HMP Oakwood

Example Family Message:

Here is an example promo of what the final edited DVD can look like (huge thanks to our child actor for his help!). Although this video only has one child, it’s fine to have other family members saying hello as well.