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Prisons: Employment

Sadiq Khan: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what items prisoners are barred from purchasing with earned income. [197083]

Jeremy Wright: Prisoners are barred from purchasing those items which could compromise good order, security and safety, or which is otherwise unlawful. Prisoners are also not permitted to purchase items that are prohibited for reasons of public protection.

Under the incentives and earned privileges national policy framework, prisoners can purchase those items that the governor has selected from the standardised facilities list, which identifies and limits the property that prisoners can retain in their cells.