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Prisoners' Incentives and Earned Privileges Scheme

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 11806, tabled on 1 June 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which prisons have established a forum for officers and prisoners to review the fairness and effectiveness of their incentives and earned privileges regime.

Answered on

13 June 2022

The Incentives Policy Framework mandates that forums must be in place to review the fairness and effectiveness of the local incentives policy, including the efficacy of the incentives on offer. It also confirms that they must involve staff and prisoners, including all prisoner groups with protected characteristics where present in the local population.

All prisons either have a specific forum in place to discuss the incentives policy or facilitate the opportunity to do so through other methods. The capacity for such forums to take place has been reduced during the pandemic, however, as the majority of Covid restrictions within prisons are being removed regular operation is returning.