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Open Prisons: Employment

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 29 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether prisoners in open prisons employed by outside companies are subject to prison rules. (201707)

Prisoners that undertake work placements under the supervision of outside companies are subject at all times to prison rules. Placements are supported by memoranda of understanding agreed between the prison, the prisoner and the employer setting out the terms of the arrangement.