Date lodged: 25 November 2016
To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to support prisoners to access housing, employment and benefits ahead of being released.
Answered by: Michael Matheson 8 December 2016
SPS has a long standing relationship with the DWP who have placed JCP staff in all prisons either on a full time or part time basis. Partnership working is ongoing to ensure that access to employment support and benefit advice is continually improving.
SPS continues to work in collaboration with Scottish Government, third sector organisations and employers to provide Community Placements (release on temporary license) and post-liberation employment.
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