Know your rights as a prisoner working in prison

An information sheet from Prisoners' Advice Service (PAS) which you can find on their website alongside a huge resource of advice and guidance.

Prisoners' Advice Service Information Sheets

This Information Sheet explains what your rights are when working as a prisoner and answers the following questions:

  • Can I be forced to work in prison?
  • What type of work can I be asked to do?
  • What are the rates of pay?
  • What can I do if I get sacked from my Job?
  • Can I claim compensation for lost wages if I am unfairly dismissed from my job?

Work & Pay in Prison



Prisoners' Advice Service
PO Box 46199
London EC1M 4XA

TEL: 020 7253 3323 / 0845 430 8923