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Introduction: The Prisoner pay team aims to conduct a review on prisoner pay which seeks to investigate and clarify how the current policy is implemented in England and Wales and make comparisons with our European counterparts. As part of this work, we are interested in doing an international comparison on pay and prisoner finances to see if there is any learning and comparable or contrasting information available. We would also like to explore the inequality between prisoners (created by different access to money) and how this leads to other issues (debt, violence etc). We can show that our policies in England and Wales create inequality in spending power but have no evidence of the impact this may have. We would appreciate if you included any key documentation which help inform parts of your answers. England and Wales Prisoner Pay policy are undertaking a review, it would be helpful to us to understand how other prison jurisdictions across Europe pay prisoners for engagement in work and education.
No, no all prisoners are paid. Only those working inside prison have a salary. Those salaries may differ according to the hours effectively used in such jobs (kitchen, cleaning, ironing, productive areas, etc.). For instance, salaries can reach 500 and/or 600 euros (and even more) in some productive departments, being lower in other sectors. So yes, there are different rates.Are there pay rates for prisoners who do not work for example, unemployed, retired, on maternity leave, on long term sick paid at all?
No pay rates coming from prison are expected for unemployed or retired people. If such individuals are entitled for a salary or pay for some personal situations outside prison, those salaries are kept and respected inside prison. So, the majority of payments are kept, except some of them, such as the one for unemployed. Inmates can have as much money as they want in their account, but some prisons set a maximum of money available to spend per week. Instead of ordinary currency, specific cards are in use to buy food or personal items inside prison.What are prisoners required to spend their money on in prison?
Inmates are not required to spend money in any mandatory item and/or situation. Everything really necessary is provided at all times: food, sanitary items, hygienic lots, medication and even clothes. Ordinary phone calls, additional food (including coffee, anytime), pastries, etc, need to be paid by inmates.What are the main issues to do with prisoner money?
In prison, main issues are related to the good use of money. Being able to save and/or to send money to rrlatives due to work is something to be encouraged at all times. The good use of money is also related to avoiding "pressure group". Also, money laundering or criminal networks outside prison concerning drug dealing, with families involved, are things to be aware of.Is a monetary or non-monetary bonus scheme used to encourage/incentivise motivation and progress in work and education? What does that look like?
No monetary bonus is used to motivate individuals in work and education, except the own salary if the person is working. Anyway, and this is important, Spanish Prison Rules consider economic rewards for some cases, and of course this type of reward can contribute and promote motivation.
1. The Progressive Regimes and Earned Privileges Scheme (PREPS) underpins the delivery of Prisons 2020 by encouraging and motivating prisoners to engage in responsible behaviour through rational choice, choose alternative pathways that encourage and recognise changes in lifestyle and behaviour and ultimately reduce the risk of reoffending. Regime Levels • The PREPS scheme operates on a three tier system; Standard, Enhanced and Basic. Privileges and Incentives are allocated according to regime level. Prisoners get weekly allowance in line with their regime level Basic: £4 – not conforming to prison rules Standard: £12 – working towards their prisoner development plan Enhanced £20 – fully engaged in prisoner development planAre there pay rates for prisoners who do not work for example, unemployed, retired, on maternity leave, on long term sick paid at all?
• Individuals over the age of 55 and unfit to work but engaged in reducing offending programmes can reach enhanced status without employment • Individuals with serious Mental Health issues that prohibits them from work can reach enhanced status without employment • Prisoners can receive private cash from family or friends or can deposit money from their personal bank account into their prison account. This deposit is aligned to regime level: • Basic - Will be entitled to have a maximum of £40.00 per week • Standard - Will be entitled to have a maximum of £50.00 per week. • Enhanced - Will be entitled to have a maximum of £70.00 per weekWhat are prisoners required to spend their money on in prison?
• £1 tv rental per week • Offender levy is no more than £1 per week and is directed by court • Three meals a day are provided – can purchase over and above via tuckshop • Prison clothing is available • Prison toiletries are available • Tuckshop spend Basic £20 plus wages, £30 plus wages, £50 plus wagesWhat are the main issues to do with prisoner money?
• Rise in tuckshop items with inflation but no rise in wagesIs a monetary or non-monetary bonus scheme used to encourage/incentivise motivation and progress in work and education? What does that look like?
• There is both monetary and non-monetary privileges aligned to PREPS. See table below: SEE EMAIL FORWARDED TO [email protected]
All prisoners are obligated to work 37 hours per week by either labor, treatment, program activities or education. All prisoners receive the same salary for this approved occupation. Regardless of what the client is occupied by. The basic salary is 11.15 DKK per hour in 2022. After 8 weeks of occupation, an additional stability supplement of 3.40 DKK per hour is paid. After additional 8 weeks of occupation, an additional stability supplement of 3.40 DKK per hour is paid. These supplements to the basic salary depends on a satisfying effort from the prisoner. When working with assembly tasks e.g., in the cell, the prisoner can be paid on a piece-rate basis. In case of illness, a reduced wage of 80% of the basic wage is given.Are there pay rates for prisoners who do not work for example, unemployed, retired, on maternity leave, on long term sick paid at all?
In case of illness, a reduced wage of 80% of the basic wage is given. Money that prisoners brings with them or gets sent from outside, is set aside in a special account, and cannot immediate be used to purchase means of pleasure during the imprisonment. After a specific eval-uation, funds brought or sent can be used for e.g. phone calls or small purchases.What are prisoners required to spend their money on in prison?
Various necessities such as TV rental (in the cell), savings, telephone expenses, cigarettes and other pleasures. Personal hygiene items are provided in all remand prisons. Inmates in prisons with self-catering receive, in additional to their salary, an allowance amount for food and personal hygiene.What are the main issues to do with prisoner money?
In order to keep track of money in the prisons, “cashless prisons” are used, where coins are not used, and payments are made by the client’s account.Is a monetary or non-monetary bonus scheme used to encourage/incentivise motivation and progress in work and education? What does that look like?
Bonus schemes or the like, are not used to encourage work
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In Croatia, prison work is not an obligation, but the right of the prisoners. Prisoners are encouraged to work in order to maintain and acquire expert knowledge and experience, to acquire qualifications, as well as for physical and spiritual needs. Work is made available according to the physical capabilities and acquired knowledge of prisoners, as well as according to objective possibilities of the penitentiary or prison. The organization of work must be as similar as possible to the organization and way of working in freedom. Each prisoner signs written statement on whether he is or isn't willing to work. Only prisoners who are willing to work are included in working process. Prisoners receive remuneration for their work, which is calculated by multiplying the coefficient of work with 20% of the gross basis for the calculation of salaries of civil servants and state employees. So, the remuneration vary depending on the complexity of the jobs, which are classified into 6 groups with the associated complexity coefficients (from simple occupations – coefficient 0,50, to professional workers – coefficient 1,00). A prisoner can work in a prison/penitentiary, outside of a prison/penitentiary for another employer according to a contract signed between the prison and the employer. If prison sentence is up to one year, prisoner can continue to work for his employer or continue his own business or work.Are there pay rates for prisoners who do not work for example, unemployed, retired, on maternity leave, on long term sick paid at all?
Prisoners who work have the right to: remuneration for work; working hours according to the general provisions; an annual holiday for the duration of between 18 and 30 work days, depending on the period of work while serving the prison sentence, as well as working conditions and the complexity of the work conducted; remuneration for overtime work, work on non-work days and holidays, shift and night-shift work according to the general provisions; supplementary meal - in addition to three regular meals; disability benefit up to 70% of the remuneration for work achieved in the previous month; an allowance when using the annual holiday in the amount of the average remuneration for the previous three months; the rights for discoveries and technical advancements according to the general provisions. A prisoner who is over 65 years old or has a permanent work disability determined according to the general regulations in the field of pension insurance and who is without income or financial resources on deposit, can request for financial assistance once every three months during the calendar year in the amount of 20% of the basis for calculating the remuneration for work and coefficient 1. Prisoners can receive money and parcels from outside. Number, content and weight of parcels is prescribed by the Enforcement of the Prison Sentence Act and its bylaws. The amount of money that prisoners can receive in their accounts is not limited, but there is a daily limit on the amount of money they can spend (mainly in the prison canteen and for calling family). Daily limit they can spend is equal to the amount of daily wage for civil servants and state employees.What are prisoners required to spend their money on in prison?
30% of the prisoner's compensation is set aside for their mandatory savings and deposited in the bank. The remaining part of the work allowance is freely available to the prisoner in accordance with the provisions of the Rulebook on the house rules of the prison/penitentiary.What are the main issues to do with prisoner money?
The main issues regarding prisoners' work concerns the efforts to provide work for all prisoners who wish to work during their incarceration, as it is still not possible to provide enough jobs.Is a monetary or non-monetary bonus scheme used to encourage/incentivise motivation and progress in work and education? What does that look like?
There are no specific bonus schemes for work, but prisoners are encouraged to work and their work engagement is part of their individual treatment program. Good results in achievement of this program bring benefits to prisoners, so they are usually motivated to participate in all activities, including work and education. As a rule, the education of prisoners is organized along with work. If it is not possible to organize the education of a working prisoner in addition to work, a prisoner who properly fulfils the educational obligations set out in their individual treatment program are paid compensation in the amount of 25% of the basis for calculating the remuneration for work and coefficient 1.
All prisoners do not get paid, those convicted persons who are in the prison or outside it, if it is allowed by the punishment regime set for the convicted person, i.e. open prison convicted persons, employed for pay. According with Section 562 Part one of the Sentence Execution Code of Latvia (hereinafter – the Code), a convicted person shall be employed for remuneration if he or she has submitted a written submission to the head of the prison and the convicted person may be employed in the prison or outside of it. Part two of this Section determines that convicted persons shall be employed for remuneration: 1) in the facility management of the prison; 2) at work places created by economic operators in the prison; 3) outside the prison if permitted by the sentence serving regime imposed on the convicted person. In order to ensure accomplishing of resocialisation objectives, the convicted persons who serve their sentence in a remand prison, a deprivation of liberty institution or a juvenile correctional institution shall be employed with or without remuneration (Section 561 of the Code). The procedure for employing the persons convicted with deprivation of liberty for remuneration is determined by the Cabinet Regulation No.63 “The Procedure for Employing the Persons Convicted with Deprivation of Liberty for Remuneration” of 17 January 2012 (hereinafter – Regulation No.63). Section 567 Part one of the Code determines that a standard weekly working time – forty hours and an eight-hour workday in a five-day working week – shall be determined for convicted persons. If due to the nature of the work a five-day working week cannot be determined for convicted persons, a six-day working week shall be determined, however, in such case the daily working time may not exceed seven hours and the weekly working time - forty hours. The beginning and end of work (shift) shall be determined in the daily schedule of the prison. Convicted persons shall not be employed during public holidays and weekends. Section 567 Part two of the Code determines that Sunday shall be the general rest day of the week, but, if it is necessary, to ensure continuous work, it shall be allowed to employ a convicted person on a Sunday, granting him or her rest day on another day of the week. While Part five of this Section states that the length of the working day, as well as the weekly rest time for convicted persons who are serving their sentence in juvenile correctional institutions shall be determined in accordance with the Labour Law. The minimum hourly tariff rate and minimum work monthly remuneration of a convicted person according to the work performed by him or her and the resocialisation objectives shall be 50 per cent of the minimum hourly tariff rate and minimum monthly work remuneration determined in the State for the standard working time – to a convicted person serving his or her sentence in a closed prison or a partly-closed prison; equivalent to the minimum hourly tariff rate determined in the State - to a convicted person serving his or her sentence in an open prison and 50 per cent of the minimum hourly tariff rate determined in the State for an adolescent minor - to a convicted minor (according with Section 5616 of the Code). Work remuneration to a convicted person employed in a work place created by an economic operator shall be determined upon mutual agreement between the economic operator and the convicted person and in conformity with the minimum hourly tariff rate and minimum monthly wages stipulated for convicted persons (Section 5615 Part three). Work remuneration for a convicted person within the scope of normal working time shall not be less than the amount of the minimum wage stipulated in this Code (Section 5615 Part six). Convicted persons employed in the facility management of the prison, receive work remuneration from the employer, that is, the Latvian Prison Administration. Convicted persons employed in work places of prisons created by economic operators, receive work remuneration from the employer – economic operator, who has signed a cooperation agreement on employment of convicted persons and has created work places in the prison territory. Convicted persons serving their sentence in an open prison can work at workplaces located in the municipality where the prison is located, as well as outside the administrative territory of the municipality where the prison is located, if the permission of the head of the prison is agreed with the Latvian Prison Administration, the remuneration is received from the employer – economic operator, with whom the convicted person has concluded the employment contract. For a convicted person employed in the facility management, the organisation of work remuneration (time-based wage system or piece-work wage system), the amount of work remuneration, as well as the daily working hours shall be determined by the order of the head of the prison in accordance with the conditions referred to in the Code (Section 5615 Part four of the Code). While Paragraph 19 of the Regulation No.63 determines that the head of the prison, when concluding an agreement or employment contract with the convicted person who is employed in the facility management, indicates the amount of work remuneration of a convicted person (it must not exceed the minimum monthly salary of the 1st qualification level of the monthly salary group of the relevant position in the state direct administrative institution), the organization of work remuneration of a convicted person (time-based wage system or piece-work wage system) as well as the daily working hours. Paragraph 20 of the Regulation No.63 stipulates that the calculation of wages and the recording of working hours of a convicted person employed in the facility management shall be performed by the prison administration. The remuneration of a convicted person employed in the prison facility management is determined by applying the time-based wage system – according to the established hourly tariff rate and the actual working time (hours), in addition, a convicted person who performs a night work, receives a bonus in the amount of 50 per cent of the hourly rate set for him or her. A convicted person employed in the prison facility management has an hourly tariff rate set in accordance with the order of the head of prison “On the Organization of Working Hours and Work Remuneration in Current Year for Convicted Persons Employed in the Facility Management”. Payment is made for the actually worked working hours which is recorded in the Working Time Table. A convicted person employed in the facility management performs work within the cumulative working hours in accordance with the work schedule approved by the head of the prison. The work schedule indicates the start and end time of work, breaks, rest time. The cumulative working time reporting period is 3 months (a quarter of the calendar year). The duration of the working day can be determined from 1 to 8 hours. The number of working days in the accounting period does not exceed the number of working days determined for normal working hours in the relevant period. For a convicted person employed part-time, part-time being shorter than the normal daily or weekly working time, work remuneration shall be calculated in proportion to the time of employment (Section 5615 Part five of the Code). Section 5616 of the Code stipulates that remuneration to employed persons serving their sentence in a closed or partly-closed prison is 50 per cent of the minimum monthly work remuneration (currently, the minimum monthly work remuneration during normal working hours is 500 euro) and the minimum hourly tariff rate, therefore, when the minimum remuneration in the country rises, the remuneration of employed convicted persons also rises (the minimum monthly salary in normal working hours from 1 January 2023 is not less than 620 euro, and the minimum monthly salary in normal working hours from 1 January 2024 is not less than 700 euro). While, the minimum hourly tariff rate and the minimum monthly remuneration of a convicted person according to the work performed by him or her and the resocialisation objectives is equivalent to the minimum hourly tariff rate determined in the State – to a convicted person serving his or her sentence in an open prison, and 50 per cent of the minimum hourly tariff rate determined in the State for an adolescent minor – to a convicted minor. So, for example, in accordance with the order of the Head of the Latvian Prison Administration, an hourly tariff rate for 2023 in the prison facility management is determined: 1) to convicted persons serving their sentence in an open prison (euro): January 3,523 February 3,875 March 3,370 April 4,336 May 3,713 June 3,713 July 3,875 August 3,370 September 3,690 October 3,523 November 3,713 December 4,079 2) to convicted persons serving their sentence in a closed or partly-closed prison (euro): January 1,762 February 1,938 March 1,685 April 2,168 May 1,857 June 1,857 July 1,938 August 1,685 September 1,845 October 1,762 November 1,857 December 2,040.Are there pay rates for prisoners who do not work for example, unemployed, retired, on maternity leave, on long term sick paid at all?
To prisoners who do not work in prison, for example, unemployed, retired, on maternity leave, on long term sick leave, the work pay rates are not paid.What are prisoners required to spend their money on in prison?
Persons convicted under a custodial sentence may receive money transfers without restriction and send money transfers to relatives. With the permission of the head of a prison, convicted persons may send money transfers also to other persons (Section 48 Part one of the Code). Arrested persons may receive money, but, in accordance with Section 20 Paragraph three of the Law on the Procedures for Holding under Arrest (hereinafter – the Law), an arrested person may send money transfers only with a permission of the person directing the proceedings. Paragraph 15 of the Cabinet Regulation No.423 “Rules of the Prison Internal Procedure” of 30 May 2006 stipulates that a convicted person, visiting the prison shop at the time specified in the agenda, can purchase food products and items for personal account funds (for example, bread, dairy products, dried meat, vegetables, fruits, as well as non-alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, stationery, hygiene products). A convicted person who is serving his or her sentence in the lowest level of a closed prison or partly-closed prison, may purchase goods through the prison employees in accordance with the convicted person’s application. Prisoners can also purchase telephone cards (prepaid cards for phone calls) in prison shops which are used to communicate with relatives or other persons. At the same time, it should be noted that convicted persons pay for the use of facilities and equipment of long-term meeting rooms, copying of documents as well as the use of personal household appliances (for example, the use of small-sized TV, refrigerator, kettle, game console) from their personal account funds. Convicted persons, with the permission of the prison administration, may use individual household electrical appliances, the expenses for the electricity consumed by the individual household electrical appliances are covered by the convicted person (Paragraph 41 of the Cabinet Regulation No.423 “Rules of the Prison Internal Procedure” of 30 May 2006). In the specific situation, the payments and expenses indicated above are mandatory for prisoners, that is, if the prisoner wants to visit the prison shop and purchase food products, he or she pays for them from his or her personal funds; if the prisoner wants to use the individual household electrical appliances, a monthly fee is determined for the electricity consumed; if the prisoner wants to use the long-term meeting with relatives, then he or she must pay for the use of long-term meeting room facilities and equipment, bed linen; if the prisoner wants to communicate with relatives by phone, a telephone card must be purchased etc. It should be mentioned that only non-cash transactions are allowed for prisoners in prisons (cash is prohibited). On the other hand, normative acts provide that prisoners, while in prison, are provided with detergents and personal hygiene products (from the state budget funds), such as a toothbrush, toothpaste, household soap, roll of a toilet paper, feminine hygiene products. Convicted persons may establish a release fund and replenish it once a month. There shall be no restrictions stipulated for the amount of funds that may be accumulated in a release fund (Section 48¹ Part three of the Code). The Cabinet Regulation No.725 “Procedure for Establishing and Closing a Release Fund for a Convicted Person and Paying Out the Funds Accumulated in a Release Fund” of 8 September 2008 determines the procedure for establishing and closing a release fund, the procedure for drawing up, filling in and closing the release fund’s money accounting card, as well as the procedure for paying out the funds accumulated in the release fund to the convicted person upon release from the prison and in cases where these funds are necessary for the health care needs of the convicted person in the prison or in a health care facility located outside it during the serving of sentence, if the prison doctor has admitted that such health care is necessary. Also, based on a court judgement or the prisoner’s desire to compensate for the damage caused by the criminal offense, the convicted person has the opportunity to compensate the damage caused to the victim by transferring funds to the victim’s account. It should be mentioned that for employed convicted persons an economic operator or a prison, as an employer of convicted person, can make deductions from the convicted person’s income in accordance with enforcement documents specified by the procedure of the Civil Procedure Law. It is possible to pay child support from work remuneration or to financially help relatives by making money transfers. In accordance with Paragraph 33 of the Cabinet Regulation No.276 “Procedure for Implementation of Health Care for Arrested and Convicted Persons”, a prisoner can receive a secondary health care or dental services at his or her own expense in a medical facility outside the prison, if he or she submits a relevant application to the head of the prison and if the doctor of the prison has accepted the need of such service or medication. Paragraph 2 of the Cabinet Regulation No.276 “Procedure for Implementation of Health Care for Arrested and Convicted Persons” stipulates that the prisoner receives free of charge the primary health care provided by medical prison staff, with the exception of scheduled dental care; emergency dental care; secondary health care which is provided by the medical prison staff or the Latvian Prison Hospital, but, if the prisoner needs health care services that cannot be provided in the prison or Latvian Prison Hospital, then, based on medical indications, also medical institutions outside the prison; the most effective and cost-effective medication prescribed by the prison medical staff person; health care services paid from the state budget in medical institutions outside the prison, based on medical indications, in accordance with normative acts on organization and financing of health care.What are the main issues to do with prisoner money?
The opportunities for convicted persons to work are limited depending on the state’s capabilities, the norms of the Code do not provide for ensuring the subjective rights of a person convicted with deprivation of liberty with work (see Decision No. 576/2007) of the Department of Administrative Affairs, Senate of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Latvia, dated 7 November 2007). Taking into account the number of convicted persons in relation to the number of jobs available in prisons, vacancies appear temporarily because in most cases several convicted persons apply for one job. The purpose of the employment of prisoners is not to make a profit and ensure a living, but to establish a set of measures that are implemented within the framework of the execution of the sentence to help the convicted person to maintain or acquire professional knowledge and skills. The work of prisoners can be evaluated as a socially useful activity, the primary purpose of which is not to earn income to ensure household needs, but to provide opportunities for social rehabilitation to prisoners, so that these persons do not lose social skills and work skills. The employment of prisoners is a positive element of prison work organization, training and serving of sentence and a part of the prisoner’s resocialization process. Latvian prisons do not engage in material motivation of prisoners, i.e., prisoners are not motivated with money, for example, for exemplary behaviour, observation of internal order rules, not allowing disciplinary violations, changing the regime of punishment. In addition, it should be noted that a large number of prisoners in prisons are financially supported by relatives, friends, acquaintances (in addition to remuneration or financial support from the state, for example, a pension or disability pension), however, as the cost of living increases, it becomes more and more difficult for relatives and other persons to support a person who is in prison, because expenses are increasing not only in society, but also in prisons (for example, food prices), so the amount of money transfer may not be enough for the prisoner to satisfy his or her needs to which he or she was previously accustomed. From the above-mentioned it can follow that the cost of living can create the inequality among prisoners. Prisoners are not paid for their involvement in education (involvement in general, vocational and interest educational programmes). Paragraph 1.1.2. of the Cabinet Regulation No.740 “Regulations regarding Stipends” adopted on 24 August 2004 prescribe the minimum amount of stipends and the procedures for the receipt of stipends for students of vocational basic education and vocational secondary education programmes who have been admitted in conformity with the number of State-financed places, except persons in places of imprisonment.Is a monetary or non-monetary bonus scheme used to encourage/incentivise motivation and progress in work and education? What does that look like?
No monetary (bonuses) or non-monetary bonus scheme is used to encourage/incentivise motivation and progress in work and education. According with Section 68 Part one of the Code, for good behaviour and conscientious attitude towards work or educational activities, the administration of the prison may apply the following incentives to convicted persons: express gratitude; grant additional short-duration or long-duration visits, but no more than six additional visits per year; in juvenile correctional institutions – permission to leave the institution for up to eight hours accompanied by their parents or employees of the institution; recognition of convicted person as conforming to the conditions referred to in Section 50.3, Paragraph four of the Code before expiry of the time period laid down therein (one year has passed since the imposition of the punishment - placement in a punishment or disciplinary isolation cell - for the violation of the sentence serving regime, or six months have passed since the imposition of another punishment provided for in the Code for the violation of the sentence serving regime); in open prisons - to leave the prison territory with the permission of the head of the prison once a month for up to 2 twenty-four hour periods, but during holidays - up to 5 twenty-four hour periods; to temporarily leave the territory of a prison with the permission of the head of the prison for up to 3 twenty-four hour periods a year (only for convicted persons who are serving their sentence in the highest level of the closed or partly-closed prison sentence regime, except for persons sentenced to life imprisonment (life imprisonment); to temporarily leave the territory of the juvenile correctional institution with the permission of the head of the juvenile correctional institution for up to 5 twenty-four hour periods a year; convicted persons involved in the programme for the treatment of addictions - the right to make video calls not longer than 30 minutes up to two times per month without the presence of a representative of the prison.
All convicted inmates are obliged to either work, go to education or participate in motivatonal programs. They are paid NOK 73 per day.Are there pay rates for prisoners who do not work for example, unemployed, retired, on maternity leave, on long term sick paid at all?
All inmates, remand and convicted,without activities like work, education or programs are given NOK 53 per day. This includes situations caused by sickness. Inmates are given their own account shortly after arrival. this account allowing inmates to use an ordinary cashcard. For ordinary food expences the prison kitchen tries to let inmates makeing their own food by transfering the cost for each inmate per day NOK 122 to the account of the inmate. They choose to buy the food themselves the shop of the prison. This is being evaluated, and so far it seems to be mostly positive.What are prisoners required to spend their money on in prison?
Inmates buy food and other groceries in the prison-shop. They are usually given money for food-expences from the priso-kitchen NOK 122 per day. This is transferred each week. Payment must be done for use of telephone to family and friends.What are the main issues to do with prisoner money?
Cash money has for a long been a challange inside prisons. We are now implementing an electronic system leaving inmates with a cash-card and several accounts for saving and buying food, telephone-credits,etc. The prison keeps better track of the hidden money-transfers between inmates.Is a monetary or non-monetary bonus scheme used to encourage/incentivise motivation and progress in work and education? What does that look like?
Bonus-schemes are used as mentioned in the first question for extraordinary important work in the prison.
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