Recommendations made by the National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance for prisoners to have access to creative activities have been taken up by HMIP in its criteria for appraising and inspecting prisons and custodial institutions. The guidelines expect that prisoners are encouraged to engage in creative activities to promote learning and boost employability, to improve health and wellbeing, and to enable them to reflect upon their lives and social responsibilities. The guidelines also expect the use of arts and culture to enhance the prison environment, and help prisoners maintain contact with their children and families and to promote resettlement into the community.
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Source: Cultural Commissioning Programme