Prisoner wage cut


Wages paid to prisoners are to be cut and redirected to support victims of crime, the Ministry of Justice says.

Around 500 prisoners are expected to be affected by the 40% pay cut, which will raise up to £1 million a year for victim support services.

The cut will only be applied to wages over £20 after tax, national insurance and any court order or child support payments have been deducted.

As the average weekly wage of offenders working in prison is £10 many prisoners will not be affected by the changes.


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