Prisoners' Release: Employment

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 16th December 2014.

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Photo of Fiona Bruce Fiona Bruce Conservative, Congleton

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what opportunities there are for people in prison to prepare themselves for the job market on release.

Photo of Andrew Selous Andrew Selous Assistant Whip (HM Treasury), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

There are significant opportunities in prison to help prisoners gain employment on release.

These include education, vocational training, experience of work and support to deal with barriers to employment such as accommodation or substance addiction.

The National Careers Service also operates in prisons in England.

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