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Unlock Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    unlock v
  1. open the lock of; "unlock the door" [ant: lock]
  2. set free or release
  3. become unlocked; "The door unlocked from the inside" [ant: lock, lock]
Unlock Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Unlock \Un*lock"\, v. t. [Cf. AS. unl?can. See 1st Un-, and Lock, v. t.]
  1. To unfasten, as what is locked; as, to unlock a door or a chest.
  2. To open, in general; to lay open; to undo. Unlock your springs, and open all your shades. --Pope. [Lord] unlock the spell of sin. --J. H. Newman.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Unlock'

UNLOCK, The National Association of Reformed Offenders (formerly known as UNLOCK, The National Association of Ex-Offenders) is an independent United Kingdom-based charity, established in 2000 to campaign for the equality of reformed offenders.

UNLOCK describes its vision of equality for reformed offenders as “A society in which reformed offenders are able to fulfil their positive potential through the enjoyment of equal opportunities, rights and responsibilities.”

UNLOCK has over 4000 members and handles several thousand enquiries per year. The charity works with serving and former offenders who demonstrate a genuine commitment to lead a crime-free lifestyle, helping them become productive members of their local communities.

The association was originally established in 1998 by a group of reformed offenders who had successfully rebuilt their lives after serving prison sentences. They wanted to use their experience of the great difficulties faced by those coming out of prison to assist others who genuinely wanted to "go straight". This group included Stephen Fry, Bob Turney and founding Chief Executive Mark Leech, who left the organization in May 2002 to pursue commercial interests. Unlock's first president was Sir Stephen Tumim a former judge and Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Prisons. UNLOCK gained charitable status in the year 2000. In 2007 it rebranded as UNLOCK, The National Association of Reformed Offenders in order to emphasize the journey which its members had been on.

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* No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure. - Emma Goldman

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