Prisoners need to earn privileges, not simply through the avoidance of bad behaviour but also by working, taking part in education or accepting the opportunities to rehabilitate themselves.
We have reviewed the scheme fully, and I believe it is now something the public can have confidence in.
Only by tackling bad behaviour and taking part in education or work programmes as well as addressing any alcohol or drug issues can we cut [rates of] reoffending.
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