Thousands of jobs to be created in prisons

Thousands of jobs to be created in prisons

In the week that UK unemployment rose again, it has emerged that up to 20,000 jobs are to be created inside prisons in England and Wales.

Prisoners would be paid below the minimum wage and some of their earnings would go to help victims of crime.

But critics say any new jobs should go to hard working people, not convicts. You can watch my report on this subject here.

Mark Easton, Home editor Article written by Mark Easton Mark Easton Home editor

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