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Welcome to the Prison Service website

On this site you can find out about the work carried out in prisons throughout England and Wales.


Whether you're looking for job opportunities, have a friend or family member in prison or simply want to find out more about the Service, this site has been designed to provide the information you need.


Family Friendly Prisons Award launched – 13 Sep 06
Action for Prisoners' Families (APF), is launching its second Family Friendly Prison Challenge. The charity is asking prisons to consider new approaches to family visits by holding ‘family friendly' events during October.
Preventing Deaths in Custody: New Forum Set Up – 25 Aug 06
A new forum, made up of healthcare and criminal justice professionals, has been set up to help reduce deaths in custody.

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Eastern Area Recruitment Days
Eastern Area Open Days
Ever wondered what it's really like to be a Prison Officer? Find out at one of our open days in the Eastern Area.

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