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Crime victims to be supported by prisoners' wages

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.

Ministers also want to target the wages of prisoners working inside jails, through new legislation.

Katherine Downes reports.

  • 26 Sep 2011
  • From the section UK