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Prisoners: Personal Property

Volume 475: debated on Monday 12 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice under what circumstances prisoners are allowed to retain personal items of value while in custody; and what restrictions apply in such circumstances. (204258)

Prisoners may retain a reasonable amount of their personal property with them while in custody. The amount and type of property retained is at the discretion of the governor and restrictions will apply for the maintenance of good order and security. Any property which a prisoner states to be of particular value must be recorded as such and placed in secure conditions with the prison establishment unless the governor allows the prisoner to retain it in his/her possession.