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Prisoners' Information Book: Male Prisoners & Young Offenders

Prisoners' Information Book: Male Prisoners & Young Offenders

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The rules and regulations relating to prisoners in the UK.
The rules and regulations relating to prisoners in the UK.

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P
RISONERS
I
NFORMATION
B
OOK
male prisonersand young offenders
“Arriving at prison can be a bewildering and stressful experience.This handbook is likehaving a friend to guide you through the firststeps inside.” 
Martin (prisoner,HMP Wandsworth)
2008
 
© Prison Reform Trust and HM Prison Service/NOMSThis publication can be shared, copied, distributed and transmitted but not sold. It can not be altered inany way without the permission of the copyright owners.The Prison Reform Trust works to create a fair and decent prison system. We dothis by looking at how prisons are working, giving information to prisoners, staff and people outside and by asking the government and officials to make changes.First published in 2008 by Prison Reform TrustISBN: 0946209 86 3For further information, contact:Prison Reform Trust15 Northburgh StreetLondon EC1V 0JR020 7251 5070www.prisonreformtrust.org.ukThe National Offender Management Service: part of theMinistry of Justice protecting the public and reducing re-offend-ing by delivering probation and prison services.Both HMPS and the Prison Reform Trust would like to thank prisoners and staff at HMP Wandsworth forhelping with this book and Mencap for its work to make the book easier to read.The Prison Reform Trust would like to thank the Big Lottery Fund and the Diana, Princess of WalesMemorial Fund for supporting our charity to improve information for prisoners.
 
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The
governor 
or
director 
is in charge of the prison. We use the word governor inthis book.
 Prison officers -
work in lots of jobs around the prison and are the staff you will seemost.
Offender supervisor -
your offender supervisor will work with your offender managerto help you complete the goals in your sentence plan.
Personal officers -
this is a prison officer who takes time to help you and who willwrite reports on your progress. They may also work with you on your sentence plan.
Probation officer -
someone who works with you to help you to not re-offend afteryou leave prison.
 Psychologists -
make assessments of you and work with other staff to run offendingbehaviour courses.
Chaplains -
will
 
help you practice your religion. They will be from a number ofdifferent faiths. You can talk to them about how you are feeling as well.
Education and workshop staff -
run classes and workshops.
Healthcare staff -
these are nurses, doctors, dentists and so on.
CARAT workers -
help prisoners with drug problems.
IMB members -
are
 
people who check prisons are run fairly. They are volunteersfrom the local area.
 Official prison visitors -
these are local people who can visit prisoners who may nothave many people to visit them.
Who works in prison?

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