Prisons minister: Plans will halt cycle of crime

By enabling them to pay their own way sooner rather than later through immediate entry to the Work Programme, we will break the cycle of crime earlier for more offenders, which is in the interests of us all."

– Prisons minister Crispin Blunt

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Prisoners to get work help

Prisoners are to receive specialist support to help them find work when they complete their sentence, the government has said.