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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.


New prison to open in Merseyside - 19 Jan 07
Home Secretary John Reid has announced that a new 350 place prison to be run by the Prison Service is to start operating in Maghull, Merseyside in spring 2007.
Butler Trust 2007 Award winners announced – 15 Jan 07
The Butler Trust award winners for 2007 have been announced, with Prison Service staff winning 19 awards.

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Because there's no such thing as a typical prisoner - there's no such thing as a typical Prison Officer.

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