Prisoners: Rehabilitation

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 23rd June 2015.

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Photo of Heather Wheeler Heather Wheeler Conservative, South Derbyshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he plans to take to increase the effectiveness of rehabilitation of female prisoners.

Photo of Caroline Dinenage Caroline Dinenage Minister for Equalities (Department for Education), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

Maintaining family links, education and promoting aspiration are essential to helping female offenders turn their lives around. The women’s custodial estate has been reconfigured so that women offenders can be held as close as possible to their homes, with access to the right interventions and opportunities for meaningful resettlement.

In addition, Community Rehabilitation Companies are providing embedded resettlement services, which are required to be tailored to the specific needs of women.

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