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Inmates made to 'earn' perks

The Justice Secretary is unveiling sweeping changes to the system of privileges that operates in all prisons. Under the new scheme, prisoners will have to earn perks through good behaviour rather than staying out of trouble, he said.

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Mother welcomes plans for prisoners to 'earn' rewards

Sally Knox's son Rob died in 2008, when he was stabbed to death in a fight outside the Metro Bar in Sidcup, south-east London.

Rob Knox (right) with his mother Sally and younger brother Jamie Credit: Metropolitan Police/PA Archive

Speaking to Daybreak about the Government's plans to reward inmates on merit she said prisoners should be "should be spending more time in their cell thinking about what they did, and the other thing is there needs to be more education and training."

She added: "What are we achieving by giving prisoners satellite TV to behave?"

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