Self help

The prison will, in addition to running the usual education and behavioural courses, run a number if other initiatives to help prisoners and society in general. In particular they will run courses in Restorative Justice which are designed to make prisoners recognize the damage to themselves and others their behaviour has caused, and encourages the prisoner to make attempts to repairs that damage. During the course you may well be given the opportunity to meet victims of crime (but not those involved in your particular offence), and to discuss with then the consequences of your actions. These courses are not compulsory but interacting with them does add a positive to your P-NOMIS file.

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On Tuesday 24th March it was announced that all prisons in the UK would go into a "lock down" state, as a result on Covid19.  In simple terms it means that prisoners will be confined to their cells for the vast majority of each day, being unlocked only for meals and very limited exercise periods. All social visits are cancelled with immediate effect.

The prison staff will ensure that medical requirements will be met as per usual but there will be no "association periods" for the prisoners. Undoubtably this will be difficult and stressful for a number of prisoners, but the prison authorities are acting for the greater good of the majority of prisoners and staff.

Any establishment specific queries you may have should be directed to the prisons