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Department wants to make prisoners work

Thu, 03 Oct 2013


Prisoners can be stopped from reoffending if they are given jobs in prison.

That’s the view of the Department of Home Affairs which is asking for help from charities and businesses.

It wants new work projects to offer to inmates at Jurby.

The department says providing constructive activity helps maintain discipline and is a form of rehabilitation.

MLC Michael Coleman has political responsibility for the facility – he says providing work could end up saving money:

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