Ministry of Justice
Justice Secretary visits 2 prisons on first full day in office
Elizabeth Truss visited HM Prison Belmarsh and HM Prison Isis on Friday 15 July.
The newly appointed Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, Elizabeth Truss, visited 2 prisons this morning on her first full day in office.
Elizabeth Truss, who was appointed Justice Secretary by Prime Minister Theresa May recently, met front line staff as she visited HM Prison Belmarsh, a Category A prison, and HM Prison Isis, a Category C prison and Young Offenders’ Institution, both in south-east London.
The Justice Secretary saw the education facilities in both prisons, visited residential wings and heard about the progress being made in rehabilitation and prisoners’ mental health.
Justice Secretary Elizabeth Truss said recently:
I am delighted and honoured to be appointed the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice and look forward to implementing the vitally important justice agenda.
I am grateful today to the governors and staff of both prisons, for showing me the impressive work they are doing to reduce reoffending and talking to me about some of the challenges they face.
I look forward to working with Ministry of Justice staff and other agencies on our priorities – improving public safety and reducing reoffending, building a One Nation justice system, and upholding the rule of law.
Elizabeth Truss, who is the first female Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, previously served as Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. She was elected the Conservative MP for South West Norfolk in 2010.
Latest News from
Ministry of Justice
Applications open for employment tribunal fee refunds as scheme rolls out16/11/2017 13:52:59
All those eligible for employment tribunal fee refunds can apply now, following a successful opening phase of the scheme.
Swifter justice for London fare dodgers13/11/2017 10:25:37
More than 3,000 tube and bus fare dodgers have been sentenced through a revolutionary new digital sentencing system.
Chair's speech marks Parole Board's 50th Anniversary and looks at the future for parole08/11/2017 15:10:11
Nick Hardwick, Chair of the Parole Board, gave a speech looking at the "past, present and future of parole" at event marking the organisation's 50th Anniversary.
Parole Board 50th Anniversary07/11/2017 11:51:00
Keynote address given yesterday by the Justice Secretary David Lidington.