Key Elements

Work of a useful nature should be provided to keep detainees actively employed for a normal working day. This is important for the well-being of detainees and staff in prisons, as well as for the resettlement of detainees in society. Work placements should be allocated according to an individual assessment to help detainees to acquire the skills, experience and self-esteem necessary to find regular employment upon release. Work should be equitably remunerated and conducted in comparable conditions to those in the outside community. It should be constructive and non-exploitative.