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|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.