Written Question on Prisons: Equality

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Date Title Questioner
18 Jul 2017, 3:40 p.m. Prisons: Equality David Hanson


To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisons have dedicated equalities departments.

Answer (Mr Sam Gyimah)

Prison Governors are responsible for identifying a functional head with lead responsibility for coordinating equalities work within the prison, ensuring that there is a coherent approach to equalities obligations. Every prison has been allocated resources for an equality officer and Governors are free to deploy this resource in a way that best meets the needs of their population.

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