Prisons: Television

Home Department written question – answered on 13th March 2007.

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Photo of Martin Horwood Martin Horwood Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what reason (a) television and (b) satellite television subscription services are provided to inmates in prison and detention facilities; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Gerry Sutcliffe Gerry Sutcliffe The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

The provision of television in prison, along with other forms of media, enables prisoners to remain in touch with events in the outside world which forms an important part of the rehabilitation process.

Television in cells is an integral part of the Incentives and Earned Privileges (IEP) scheme operated by all prisons. Prisoners who are on the basic level of the scheme do not have access to televisions. A small number of prisons provide satellite subscription services in association area.

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Owais Rajput
Posted on 14 Mar 2007 9:55 pm (Report this annotation)

Dear Gerry Sutcliffe MP & Minister Home Office. Well done and a good answer. Yes you right provision of television in prison along with other forms of media enables prisoners to remain in touch with events in the outside world which forms an important part of the rehabilitation process. Keep continue your innovative ways to reduce crime and introduce new ways to adjust offenders back into the community after they finish the sentence.