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You Start The Process

The 2022 Longford Prize will be presented at our annual Longford Lecture in November. To have a say in the result, write a short (maximum 1000 word) but persuasive description of why the individual, group or organisation is suitable to follow Christopher Stacey of Unlock (above) as a winner of the Longford Prize. Include details of scale, of geographical spread, and of rates of successful outcomes. All nominees must having been worked in the field of prison reform in 2022. Nominations for the 2022 Prize must arrive by October 21, 2022 at office@longfordtrust.org or by post to Longford Trust, PO Box 72887, London N2 2FG.


Sarah Turvey of PRG – 2019 winner

Additional Endorsements

Nominations work best when endorsed by at least two (but no more than five) individuals or groups who can testify from personal experience to the contribution of the nominee. These endorsements should take the form of a short (one page) covering note, attached to the nomination.


Switchback receive their 2019 prize

The Presentation

The winner will be presented with their prize at the annual Longford Lecture just before the main speech. The awarding of the prize often attracts public and media attention to the work of the individual, group or organisation honoured. When necessary, the trust covers travel costs for winners to attend the lecture.


“It has been a massive boost to be recognised in this way. The effect on morale has been tremendous and it has had a beneficial effect on our fund-raising as well as raising our credibility.” Pauline Crowe, CEO of Prisoners Abroad, 2007 prize winners

Past Prize Winners