MP wants prison officers to have same pension rights as the police

11th April 2017

MP wants prison officers to have same pension rights as the police.

I was concerned to learn of changes to pension schemes which still discriminate against prison officers.

The eligibility age should be reduced in the same way it was for police officers. Prison Officers provide a vital service and they should not have to stay in work to such an age.

It was also very interesting to see the inside of the prison and how it is run.

I am glad that services are offered to people inside to provide them with skills and support to reintegrate them into the community.

It can be easy to disregard people convicted of crimes. However, the best way to prevent them re-offending is to ensure they not only serve their punishment, but are supported into work and are able to become a functioning member of society again.

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