House of Commons
PCS UNION REPORT - AN ALTERNATIVE VISION FOR PRISONS
EDM #1278
Tabled 16 May 2018
2017-19 Session
That this House notes the new report, An Alternative Vision for Prisons, from the Public and Commercial Services union which draws on its members' experience of working in prisons; further notes the report's recommendations for strengthening the purpose of prisons as places of reform and rehabilitation to help offenders turn their lives around; believes that giving prisoners meaningful work and training plays an essential part in rehabilitation and reducing reoffending; further believes that HM Prison and Probation Service instructional officers are best placed to deliver training workshops that are tailored towards prisoners' individual needs; considers that, as part of a broader plan that addresses prison staff shortages and overcrowding, the report's recommendations will benefit both the prison system and society as a whole; and calls on the Government to adopt the proposals put forward in that report.