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Prisoners: Literature

Volume 715: debated on Monday 7 December 2009


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government how often members of the public can send fictional or educational books to convicted prisoners. [HL99]

The type of items and the frequency with which they may be received by prisoners whilst in custody are decided by individual prison governors. Their decision will be based on what is considered appropriate for their local circumstances and to fit in with their locally devised incentives and earned privileges scheme (a scheme which allows prisoners to earn privileges through constructive participation in purposeful activity).