Focus Areas

We aim to change lives for the better by operating safe, decent and secure prisons. We rehabilitate those in our care and provide purposeful activity, employment, education and rehabilitation services. We support offenders to lead law-abiding lives in their community on release.

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Prison services

We deliver the total operation of five prisons in England and Scotland, managing over 5,000 prisoners in high and medium security facilities, of which over 800 are women.

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Full prison management

We run the full prison operations including Prison Custody Officers, integrated Facilities Management, and we provide rehabilitation services; resettlement programmes; offender behaviour programmes; education and skills development; vocational training; and workshops and industries.

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Justice partnerships

We work in partnership with organisations to improve the outcomes for the people in our care. Our partners share our vision and help us to achieve our aim to change lives for the better.

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Delivering social value

We believe that as a business that delivers public services we are signing a social contract, as well as the commercial one. Learn more about our work, our partnerships and how we bring social value to everything we do.

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Change lives for the better with your career

There is more to working in a prison than being a Prison Custody Officer. Our prisons are small communities that offer opportunities for Healthcare roles including nurses, tutors, FM roles and much more.

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Case studies

From working with local communities to partnering with government, read our varied range of case studies that demonstrate our contribution to reducing re-offending and delivering social value.

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Justice UK brochure

Download our Sodexo UK Justice brochure

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Our Ethical Principles

We observe stringent ethical principles and only operate custodial services in democratic countries that do not have the death penalty, where our employees are not required to carry firearms and where the ultimate goal of imprisonment is prisoner rehabilitation.