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Wednesday, October 8th 2014
RECOOP organises a woodland walk for the Lobster Pot (Centre for the over 50s at HMP Leyhill). ...
Thursday, October 2nd 2014
Old age behind bars:  how can prisons adapt to the needs of increasingly elderly populations?  Penal Reform International highlights the fact that countries around the world struggle with similar problems of a growing older prison population...
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  • Ex-service user recounts a rare walk in the woodlands at HMP Leyhill organised by RECOOP., Oct 08, 2014
  • PRI - Old age behind bars - worldwide struggle with similar problems for growing older prison population -, Oct 02, 2014
  • HMP Eastwood Park Gov Simon Beecroft endorses the work of RECOOP., Sep 25, 2014
  • Vacancy for Project Manager at HMP Leyhill., Sep 23, 2014
  • RECOOP welcomes Fatima Khatun as a new Project Worker at HMP Leyhill.10:20am, Sep 09, 2014
  • RECOOP launches new Consultancy, Training and Direct Services Support packages for prisons in England & Wales:, Jul 15, 2014
  • Vacancy for Project Worker at HMP Leyhill:, Jul 14, 2014
  • "Was good to meet the guys in the Lobster Pot at Leyhill and learn about the work RECOOP is doing". SGH Commissioners9:41am, Jun 11, 2014
  • RECOOP helps older prisoners/ ex-offenders adjust to life outside prison. Read the personal account of one man here:, May 20, 2014
  • @PRTuk BromleyBriefings: identifying dementia challenging in prisons due to staff training/healthcare deficiencies, Oct 31, 2013
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The number of older people entering the UK's Criminal Justice System has trebled in the last 20 years, and they now represent the fastest growing section of the prison estate.

RECOOP promotes the care, resettlement and rehabilitation of older prisoners, offenders and ex-offenders, especially those over the age of 50, in particular but not exclusively through the provision of support services, advocacy, financial advice, mentoring on issues such as employment and training, and advice on housing and health, enabling them to take control of their lives and remain free from offending, and preventing them from becoming socially excluded.

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