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Prisoners: Rehabilitation

Volume 475: debated on Monday 12 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the impact on the rehabilitation of prisoners of the interaction between inmates and prison staff on prison councils. (204287)

The policy on prisoners’ councils is set out in PSO 4480, a copy of which I have placed in the Library. While there has been no formal assessment of the impact of prison councils on the rehabilitation of prisoners, any engagement with prisoners is seen as constructive and enables staff to understand issues from a prisoner's perspective.