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Prisoners: Internet

Volume 475: debated on Wednesday 7 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what his Department’s policy is on blogging by prisoners. (203938)

There is no policy on prisoners contributing to blogs. Prisoners do not have direct access to the internet, other than under controlled circumstances or for specific educational purposes, which is via controlled connectivity to secure NOMS accredited sites. NOMS policy on prisoner communications does, however, set out restrictions on material that prisoners may send if it is intended for publication.