- A safe, secure, decent environment is maintained with a regime that promotes health and wellbeing and supports rehabilitation.
- Positive staff prisoner engagement is in place
- Good behaviour is recognised and poor behaviour has consequences
- Prisoners feel that they have been treated decently and with respect
- Prisoners feel that the use of incentives/privileges is proportionate, fair and free from discrimination
Prisoners are encouraged to engage with available regimes by meeting their daily needs whilst being kept in safe, humane, decent and secure conditions. Staff will act as positive role models and ensure that prisoners' domestic needs are catered for in respect of the activities of daily living including living accommodation, furniture, fittings and bedding, personal hygiene and clothing.
Prisoners must be afforded time out of their living accommodation, time in the open air, the opportunity for family contact through phone calls and the opportunity to vote in national, local and European elections (where eligible).
- The overall aim of the residential function is to ensure Prisoners are encouraged to engage with available regimes by meeting their daily needs whilst being kept in safe, humane, decent and secure conditions. Staff will act as positive role models and ensure that prisoners' domestic needs are catered for in respect of the activities of daily living including living accommodation, furniture, fittings and bedding, personal hygiene and clothing.
- Prisoners must be afforded time out of their living accommodation, time in the open air, the opportunity for family contact through phone calls and visits.
- The system of privileges aims to encourage responsible behaviour in prisoners; to encourage effort and achievement in work and other constructive activity; to encourage sentenced prisoners to take an active part in their rehabilitation and engage in positive sentence management and benefit from activities designed to reduce reoffending; to help prison staff or other prisoners, and to create a disciplined, controlled and safer custodial environment for prisoners, staff and visitors.
Anti Social Behaviour
- Guernsey Prison will contribute to, and benefit from, a safe, non-threatening environment for those who live and work in prisons. Prisoners, staff, and visitors are able to confidentially report any concerns they have regarding anti social behaviour to the custody team. Following an initial investigation, the prisoner alleged to demonstrating anti social behaviour can be placed on a level of monitoring depending on evidence and severity.
- Prisoners at risk of self-harming are managed through a process known as Assessment Care in Custody and Teamwork (ACCT), which is an individualised care plan for prisoners. ACCT Assessors are trained to carry out a thorough assessment of the level of risk that a prisoner presents.
Incentive And Earned Privilege
- Guernsey Prison operates an I.E.P. scheme, full details of which are given to the prisoner on reception. There are three levels and all prisoners commence their sentence on the standard level. If they fully comply with the prison regime and engage with the Offender Management Unit they can progress to the enhanced level after a minimum period of 56 days. If however they fail to meet the standard set they may be demoted to the basic level and lose privileges.
First Night And Induction
- It is fully understood that coming into custody will cause a great deal of stress and pressure. It is also recognised that prisoners are unlikely to remember everything that is explained during the reception process. This is why we have a procedure called the First Night process. An officer will locate a new prisoner in their accommodation and familiarise them with the things that are important, further induction will take place during the programmed induction week.
- All prisoners have access to applications either through in cell I.T. or paper copies. These are dealt with by the custody function were possible within three working days.
E Mail A Prisoner
- As part of our prisoner communication we have the facility where family and friends can make contact by email. All you have to do is log on to www.emailaprisoner.com or for further information call 0844 873 3111
- Every Prisoner is allocated Primary and Secondary Personal Officers who will assist during their time in prison. They are there to help and to offer advice and support on all matters relating to the prison. They may be able to assist with welfare and resettlement matters and contribute to the sentence planning process. They will be in regular contact and will help with any problems.
- Upon reception property is dealt with asap and all authorised property allowed in possession returned to the prisoner within three working days. New receptions have a seven day window in which to have property handed in to the prison, and also an exchange system every three months from reception date.
In Cell I.T. And Phones
- Guernsey Prison has a telephone in each cell so that prisoners can make calls to Family and Friends; this facility also allows them to call Advocates and other agencies within the privacy of their own cell.
Personal Hygiene And Cleaning
- All prisoners have access to showering daily. Toiletries and cleaning equipment are also provided to ensure a clean and decent environment