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Am I allowed to use the phone in prison, and who can I call?  Task

There are phones that you can use when you’re in prison.  


Am I eligible for legal aid?  Task

This information is about legal aid in England and Wales. Rules for legal aid are different in Scotland and Northern Ireland. 


Can my loved ones visit me in prison?  Task

Your loved ones can visit you when you’re in prison. This includes your partner and close family members.  


Categorisation of adult male prisoners  Task

Categorising means deciding how much security you will need in prison. Your Category determines the type of prison you will go to. 


How are we helping young people to avoid radicalisation?  Task

Radicalisation is the process by which a person becomes supportive of terrorism and forms of extremism which results in terrorism.  


How are we supporting children and young people at risk of, or involved in, gang violence?  Task

A gang can mean different things in different situations. It isn’t illegal to be in a gang unless the gang is involved in illegal activity. There are different types of gangs you may have heard about.


How can I make a complaint about my probation officer?  Task

Probation means that you’re serving your sentence outside of prison. You could be put on probation because you’re serving a community sentence or you have been released from prison on licence or parole. Parole is where you are able to leave prison before the end of your sentence if you agree to certain conditions.  


How do I appeal a magistrates’ court conviction?  Task

How you appeal will depend on whether you went to your trial. It will also depend on whether you were sentenced at a magistrates’ court or a Crown Court. 


How do I get a copy of my criminal record?  Task

This information applies to England and Wales. The process is different in Scotland and Northern Ireland. If you live in Scotland or Northern Ireland, and are applying for a job in the rest of the UK, follow this advice. 


How do I get a copy of my criminal record?  Task

This information applies to England and Wales. The process is different in Scotland and Northern Ireland. If you live in Scotland or Northern Ireland, and are applying for a job in the rest of the UK, follow this advice.