Matt Warman, MP for Boston and Skegness, yesterday invited the Minister for Prisons to visit HMP North Sea Camp, as an example to learn from in rehabilitating offenders.
In the House of Commons chamber, Matt highlighted the joint work of Boston Borough Council and HMP North Sea Camp to rehabilitate prisoners and contribute to the community, saying “Category D prisons often have the very best examples of rehabilitation as they prepare to let their prisoners back into the community. North Sea Camp in my constituency has worked with the council not only on that rehabilitative work to prepare prisoners for work but, for example, on fly-tipping, saving the taxpayer £300,000.”
Sam Gyimah MP, the Minister for Prisons and Probations, called HMP North Sea Camp an “excellent example” of work preparing prisoners for life after release, and agreed to visit the area in due course. He highlighted the Government’s support for the New Futures Network, which will lead the way in prison reform, securing better outcomes for prisoners and their communities.
Matt said “The Council and HMP North Sea Camp are a leading example in the UK of how rehabilitation of prisoners can benefit both the offenders themselves and the communities the prisons are located in. Schemes such as those offered by HMP North Sea Camp offer vital work experience and community integration. I look forward to the Minister visiting our constituency to see this fantastic work first hand.”
- Matt’s question can be read in full via the following link: https://goo.gl/wou4RR or viewed via the following link http://parliamentlive.tv/event/index/ae8438da-9a33-4b0c-9d3f-34d0b7198ee4?in=14:55:43
· More information about the New Futures Network can be found here: https://www.thersa.org/action-and-research/rsa-projects/public-services-and-communities-folder/new-futures-networks