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A Prison Minimum Wage

Creating real work in prison and building a 'Prison Minimum Wage' Policy Exchange In 2011 Policy Exchange released Inside Job calling for the government to go further and faster on making real work in prisons a reality. Recommendations included reforming the privileges available to prisoners and the development of a Prison Minimum Wage to help reduce re-offending and provide incentives to make real work in prison a reality. Over the course of a five-year parliament more than £30m would have been raised for victims, the same again for the resettlement of prisoners and the prison management fee and almost £14m in tax and NI. Food 97p Housing £1.40 Transport National 61p Minimum Wage (2011 rate)* £6.08 For those on the lowest incomes, Naturally, prisoners have no such expenses, so these costs are deducted from the National Minimum Wage to arrive at a 'Prison Minimum Wage' of £3.10.* housing, food and transport costs amount to 49% of total expenditure. Victims' fund Take home pay 70p 70p Prison Minimum Wage (2011 rate)* £3.10 Resettlement Management fee fund 70p Tax and NI 70p (accessible on or near 31p release to assist with housing costs and securing employment) To find out more, read our report *Report published in 2011 so all wage Inside Job at rates and costs are at 2011 values,

A Prison Minimum Wage

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By creating real work in prisons and paying prisoners a 'Prison Minimum Wage' we can reduce reoffending and raise substantial sums for victims and prisoner resettlement. To find out more, read our rep...


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