Prison Governors

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 27th June 2022.

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Photo of Ellie Reeves Ellie Reeves Shadow Minister (Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what progress his Department has made on the policy details for the new deal for prison governors set out in the Prisons Strategy white paper.

Photo of Victoria Atkins Victoria Atkins The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

In the Prisons Strategy White Paper, we committed to delivering the ‘New Deal’ for governors based on clear expectations and accountability, but with greater freedom and autonomy to shape delivery in prisons. In April 2022, we introduced Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to drive improved outcomes by measuring progress with annually published performance ratings for each prison. At the end of June 2022, we will issue guidance to governors restating their existing local freedoms. We are committed to launching Earned Autonomy in early 2023 which will empower our highest performing operational leaders to innovate locally and improve outcomes.

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