Working prisons

The Ministry of Justice's ambition is to transform prisons into industrious places of productive work. We will:    

  • Get prisoners working up to 40 hours a week

  • Focus the daily routine around work, preventing prisoners being idle

  • Ensure prison work is sustainable and self-financing

  • Work closely with businesses, the CBI and Trades Unions to ensure that we do not unfairly undercut outside companies or take jobs from the law-abiding

  • Look for opportunities to create jobs in the community and UK supply chains

  • Focus education and training in prisons on equipping offenders to work

  • Link work activity to qualifications and employment opportunities on release.

We have already made progress in achieving our ambition, and in May 2012 we launched ONE3ONE Solutions – Justice working for you, to grow the amount of work available in prisons.

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One3one solutions
National Offender Management Service

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