Government departments and health authorities: Contracted Out Services (COS) Headings: COS Heading 46 - Operation of prisons, detention centres and remand centres, including medical services
The origins of this heading lie in the outsourcing of the running of a prison to a private sector company - custodial services, rehabilitation and education, building maintenance, catering etc. However, it can extend to discrete activities within a prison.
- Operation of prison shops
- Prisoner transport
- Operation of prison hospitals
- Hostel accommodation