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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Prisoners to work for perks under government plans

Male prisoners in England and Wales will face tougher conditions in future, as the Justice Secretary unveils sweeping changes to the system of privileges that operates in all prisons.

Under the changes, inmates will have to work longer hours and actively earn privileges, such as access to TV and gymns.

Daybreak's Jonathan Swain reports.

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