Inmates To Be Charged For Damage They Cause To Prisons

The cost of repairs to prisons damaged by inmates, will be be paid for by inmates, the Secretary of State for Justice, Chris Grayling, has announced.

Covering all jails and young offenders institutes, the new policy will be introduced on November 01, giving governors of public sector prisons and directors of privately managed prisons the power to take the money directly from the prison accounts of those responsible for damage.

Mr Grayling said that the bill for "offenders' malicious acts" would no longer be picked up by taxpayers, adding, "From now on, if you wilfully break it you will pay for it."


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