Offender Resettlement 


CEO of Prison Link Ricky Dehaney leading a team that delivered a black history session at Swinfen Hall Prison.   From left; Annette B. Recording artist, Dennis Lloyd Recording artist, Dave Wilks from Just Divine  Poetry, Ricky Dehaney, CEO of Prison Link and Rose Atkinson social entrepreneur.


This was a black History session that featured a presentation about local heroes as well as live music and poetry.


All my team gave their time to help the charitable work of Prison Link. In the Midlands each of the artist are very well know, have released albums and books and prepared for prison work by completing the BASIC TRAINING IN PRISON WORK that we deliver at Birmingham City University four times a year..

Prison Link is set up to support Black and Asian offenders by reducing their risk of further custodial sentence. 

We also work with ex-offenders, and their families, also helping to deter them from further custodial sentence. 

We cover Birmingham and Sandwell working with over 300 offenders each year. Our core business is resettling ex-offenders back into society and back into their families who may have rejected them. 

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Email: ricky@prisonlink.co.uk

     Tel: 0121 644 2810

Chief Executive Officer No.07949203280



meeting prince William 2014

Annual presentation at

West Midlands Police Headquarters

In 2018 80 participants were awarded with certificates after they completed the criminal justice course.  In this picture from the right is Mr Ashley Birtie, Assistant police and Crime Commissioner who presented certificates with Mr Sinan Jefferies (on the left) from Tropical Sun who 

currently sponsors Prison Link.

Prison Link was one of the 7 organisations who were chosen to meet the Prince by Mashuk Ali - Head of the City Council’s Equalitys Divison.  Ricky Dehaney (Prison Link CEO), is introducing staff to the Prince and (Andrea Sterling is introduced as a volunteer who is working on fundraising)

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On the 3rd of May the Jamaican Rugby 7 was launched in London.  They are sponsored by Tropical Sun who also sponsor Prison Link.  Pictured with in the grey suit is Richard Francis, Chair of the West Midlands Jamaican Diaspora UK.


Mr Paul Harrison, Community Brand Ambassador for Tropical Sun speaking at the certificate presentation, about the their sponsorship for Prison Link and other Midlands organisations.  


Limited Places Avaliable!!

The Basic Training in Prison Work course starting on 3rd September  2019 is already half full!!
...If you would like to book a place on the course please contact Ricky Dehaney on 07949203280Places are limited!!

Prisoner Support Service

South & City College Birmingham

The Council House

Soho Road



B21 9DP

Tel: 0121644 2810


Email: admin@prisonlink.co.uk

CEO: ricky@prisonlink.co.uk

Registered Charity 1150831




Prison Link was set up, in 1985, to support Black and Asian offenders to reduce the risk of further custodial sentence. We are a registered charity and originally part of the work of United Evangelical Projectt 

As well as supporting prisoners, since 2004 we have been running courses that train individuals that want to work in the criminal justice system and also running workshops in prisons that affect their attitude, thinking and behaviour.



Projects of Prison Link  (charity number 1150831)

  • The Basic Training  Prison Work course is an award winning course that we run 4 times a year at Birmingham City University.  The participants embark on the 10 session course if they want to work in the Prison, Probation, police, mentoring or community chaplaincy (8 sessions at the University, 1 session at Hewell prison and 1 session at  Holford Drive Police station. The course is an award of the Police and Crime commisioners office and once a year participants are awarded certificates in a ceremony held at Police head quarters, Lloyd House.  See Course Overview for further info.

  • Prison Work Shops in Pro Socialness, Prison compliance, Fatherhood, and Equality and Diversity are part of the work of Prison Link.  We are presently running a series of workshops at Stafford Prison, through Deputy Governor, Claud Lofters, that have been very succsesful and have had a dynamic impact on the attitude, thinking and behaviour of the prisoners. 

  • Black History Workshops: We have been running these for many years and during Black History month 2016 we delivered workshops that looked at the positive contributions of black people through the ages.


  • Resettlment work;  From 1990 to 2016 we successfully held a contract with the Probation Service to resettle black and Asian prisoners. This came to end when the probation service was semi privatised and created Community Rehabilitation Companies but we are still working in partnership with them and still supporting  prisoners before and after their release.

  • Resettlment  and mentoring; We are now working in partnership with the mentoring orgnisation Yellow Ribbon and have a service level agreement to support and help coordinate some of their mentors


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South and city college 

Handsworth campus 

Soho rd 


B21 9DP


Tel: 01216442810

mobile: 07949203280

DONATIONS ; Charity number 


We are a charity and so donations are essential to help us continue to help prisoners.

We bank with HSBC 

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account number; 31821369

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