About Prisoners Week

Not Alone

Prisoners Week, 15-22 November 2020

Prisoners Week takes place in the third week of November and is an initiative of the Churches which aims to stimulate discussion, highlight concerns and share hope, in prisons and communities across Scotland.

National Launch Service

We will be doing things differently this year due to Covid-19. The traditional Monday evening Launch Service will be replaced by a virtual one to be broadcast on SUNDAY 15th NOVEMEBR 2020 at 10am. This will be pre-recorded involving people from a range of prisons, churches and organisations The Launch Service will be broadcast on the Prisoners Week Scotland Facebook page at the same time as it goes out across TV stations in prisons to allow people in and outside prison to watch it at the same time.


The website www.prisonersweek.org.uk is being populated with resources to support this year's theme.


A Planning Group meets on a regular basis each year to determine the theme. This year the organisations involved include Sanctus Media, Prison Alpha, Families Outside, Cutting Edge Theatre, Prison Fellowship, in addition to a number of Prison Chaplains and a Prisoners Week Trustee.Prisoners Week Trust is a Scottish Charity (SC043431).