Discuss The Pros And Cons Of Private And Public Prison Services

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To give independent advice to governors and managers, prison officers and support grades in the private and public prison services of England and Wales about financial issues such as pay and the exchanging of goods and services to provide public value such as using outside organisations to import goods such as food. The Prison Services Pay Review Body (PSPRB) is in place. As they are a recommendation body they consider what the public value and financial value of any situation would be and advise the service on the below points:  The recruiting, retaining and motivation of suitable and qualified staff taking into account the specific needs of the Prison Service  Using both regional/local labour markets considering the effects on the recruitment …show more content…

With 105 prisons being public and 14 being private sector there have been long discussions and decisions being made to make numerous public sector run prisons, private. The quality of service provided by private prisons is being faced with criticism that quality is being reduced to improve efficiency. Michel Gove has to make sure he is being efficient with his finances to run public prisons as he is facing 40% budget cuts. This table shows how the private and public prisons budgets have been split over the past 5 years: The public sector figures for 2015/16 exclude budgets that will be added over the course of the year which includes the prison industries, contractors’, escorts and learning and skills. 2016 will be the first full year with the prisons and offender management system going through the new reformed system with a new budget of £3,230.414m programmes resource expenditure and a further £8.000m capital expenditure and a new focus of stabilisation of the system including finances and public value (Ministry of Justice, 2015) Justice Minister Jeremy Wright gave a statement to The Telegraph (2013) on private prisons that states: ”The cost of running our prisons is too high and must be reduced. The recent competition process identified a new approach for reducing costs and improving services aimed at reducing reoffending at a faster rate involving the private

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