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I’m scared of going to prison – what is it like?

When you start your sentence, you will go through a reception process where you will be interviewed, given a prison number and a release date, and searched to check you are not hiding anything that you should not have.

Task (Category: Knowledge Bank | Prisons) 

What happens to my home if I go to prison?

If you have offended and are sent to prison, it doesn’t mean you will have to lose your home. There are things you can do to keep your home, whether you own it or rent it.

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

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

Task (Category: Knowledge Bank | Prisons) 

Categorisation of adult male prisoners

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

Task (Category: Knowledge Bank | Prisons) 

Types of prison sentences

A prison sentence is one of the punishments a judge or magistrate can issue if a person is found guilty of a crime. Prison sentences can also be called ‘custodial sentences’.  

Task (Category: Knowledge Bank | Prisons) 

What will happen to my children if I go to prison?

Child support, visitation and custody can be affected if you’re in prison. The other parent can become the custodial parent, even if only temporarily while the other person remains in jail or prison.  

Task (Category: Prisons) 

Can my loved ones visit me in prison?

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

Task (Category: Knowledge Bank | Prisons) 

What does being ‘on licence’ mean?

Being released ‘on licence’ means that you’re freed from prison before your sentence is complete, but you must stick to a set of rules for the rest of your sentence. These rules are known as the licence conditions.  

Task (Category: Knowledge Bank | Prisons | Probation) 

I’m about to be released from prison – what do I need to know?

There are things you can do to help get ready for release from prison, including thinking about housing, benefits and who can help you in the community. Your Offender Supervisor can help you as you plan for your release. 

Task (Category: Knowledge Bank | Prisons) 

When will a young person be given a custodial sentence?

People under 18 get different sentences to adults depending on the crime committed. These include discharges, fines, referral orders, youth rehabilitation orders and custodial sentences.  

Task (Category: Courts | Knowledge Bank | Youth Justice)