Prisons in ParliamentPosted: September 26, 2016
Greater autonomy for prison governors needed says minister
Prisons in Parliament brings you up-to-date on the last week of politics and prisons. What’s been said? And by whom? Get it all here.
Education in prison
What steps are being taken to expand education in prisons to reduce reoffending? Asked Mark Pritchard.
It was announced last week that adult education in prison will be transferred from the Department of Education to the Ministry of Justice , explained Sam Gyimah, Under Secretary of State for Justice. Adding that in future, he would also like to see greater autonomy for prison governors:
“I would like to see governors having more responsibility for delivering education and being held to account for the outcomes prisoners achieve” he said.
Read here about the steps Wandsworth’s governor is taking to address education in prison.
In other news…
Amid concerns of rising violence and increasing drug usage in our prisons, Philip Davies MP asked what the impact of wearing uniforms has been on female prison officer’s self-esteem.
There has been no assessment of the self-esteem of either female or male officers in being required to wear uniform.