Money deducted from prisoners’ pay packets to fund victim support services as part of a new Government scheme has raised £383,724 in its first six months, Justice Minister Crispin Blunt announced today.
Under the Prisoners’ Earnings Act up to 40 per cent of the wages earned by low-risk prisoners who work outside of prison to prepare for their release go to national charity Victim Support.
This money is used to provide support such as professional counselling and enhancing home security – helping victims to recover from the trauma of crime.
Justice Minister, Crispin Blunt, said:
'For too long offenders have not done enough ...