Incentives Policy Framework

A common framework and guidance on incentives policies.


Incentives Policy Framework

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The Incentives Policy Framework, together with other key policies, such as Adjudications, and for Young Offender Institutions (YOIs), the Building Bridges Policy Framework, allow Governors to incentivise good behaviour and tackle poor behaviour and breaches of the Prison Rules and YOI Rules, helping prisoners to make the right choices to prepare them to lead crime-free lives when they leave prison.

The Incentives Policy Framework provides a system of privileges, which is a key tool for incentivising prisoners to abide by the rules and engage in the prison regime and rehabilitation, including education, work and substance misuse interventions – whilst allowing privileges to be taken away from those who behave poorly or refuse to engage. This policy sets a common framework with which local incentives policies must comply.

Published 11 July 2019