Justisminister Chris Grayling sier at de innsatte må gjøre seg fortjent til privilegier.

Grayling has said that under the new policy a lack of bad behaviour will not be enough to earn privileges. Instead inmates will have to work actively towards their rehabilitation and help other prisoners.

All prisoners are to be banned from watching daytime television when they should be doing purposeful activities.

Tross advarseler om opprør i fengslene hvis de innsatte mister retten til å se på TV, står Grayling fast ved beslutningen.    

«For too long the public has seen prisoners spending their days languishing in their cells watching TV, using illegal mobile phones to taunt their victims on Facebook or boasting about their supposedly easy life in prisons. This is not right and it cannot continue.»

Innsatte vil også måtte bære uniform i de to første ukene og vil miste automatisk tilgang til TV og treningsutstyr.

All convicted male prisoners are to be banned from watching violent and sexually explicit films as part of a crackdown on «perks» that comes into effect today.

Ja, det får’n si var på tide. Slike inntrykk hele dagen kan umulig være hjelpsomt i rehabiliteringsprosessen. 

The Guardian