An open prison wing could be opened at Jersey's La Moye Prison, to ease convicted criminals back into society and help prevent re-offending.
The new wing is part of the multi-million pound redevelopment of the prison, which is in the midst of a number of improvements. That also includes new education workshops and health facilities.
Inmates would be allowed out during the day, to go and work, and then return to the unit at night and at weekends.
Proposals for prisoners in Jersey to be released on post-custodial licenses were announced last week.
In conjunction with the prison service, the Home Affairs department wants to introduce licences, which would see convicts released after two thirds of their sentence but with strict conditions.
It is hoped it will help cut the numbers of prisoners who go on to re-offend.
Jersey's Minister for Home Affairs Constable Len Norman says helping inmates to gain skills is an important part of their rehabilitation and reduces the chances of re-offending.
Access to work, accommodation and support are the most common reasons behind inmates ending up back behind bars.
Prison Governor Chapman has suggested roles in agriculture or hospitality could suit inmates.
Farmer Charlie Gallichan, from Woodside Farms in Trinity, says in principle he would welcome a workforce from the prison, but it would have to be decided on a case by case basis.