Chief executive of Victim Support Javed Kahn
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Prisoner wage cuts put harm right, says Victim Support

The wages of 500 prisoners who work in communities are to be cut and used to support victims of crime, the Ministry of Justice says.

The 40% pay cut will raise up to £1m a year for victim support services.

Chief executive of Victim Support, Javed Khan, told the BBC that criminals were in prison to be punished, not to make a living, and contributing to victims services could aid rehabilitation.

  • 26 Sep 2011
  • From the section UK
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