Prison Life

Arriving at prison  

When someone arrives at prison they have at least one interview and assessment so they:  
  • understand prison rules and procedures   
  • know what their rights are   
  • are told of courses available   
  • get the right healthcare. 
The prisoner gets a prison number and their property is recorded and put somewhere safe until they are released.  

Security categories  

Prisoners are given a security category based on: 
  • how likely they are to try to escape  
  • their risk of causing harm to other prisoners and prison staff. 
A prisoner may be transferred to another prison with a different security category at any time.