The Benefits of Employing Ex-Offenders

HMP The Mount is a category C, adult male prison that looks after up to 1028 convicted men. It is a training and resettlement prison which means that the staff and volunteers assist in the men’s rehabilitation through various different interventions.

Additionally, as they come to the end of their sentence, the establishment assists with their resettlement back into the community.

Prisoners at HMP The Mount work hard to change their ways, gain new qualifications and skills to turn their lives around and be ‘job ready’.

For example, the education department allows them to gain accredited qualifications in English, Maths, IT, Employability Skills, Bricklaying, Plastering, Food Hygiene and Preparation, plus many more.

Additionally, with 10 workshops such as woodwork, bike repairs, double glazing, and printing, the men gain hands on practical experience to ensure they can be a valuable asset to your business once released from custody.

This literature Employing Ex-Offenders from HMP The Mount, highlights the benefits for employers to hire ex-offenders on release, as well how your organisation can work with establishment to recruit such individuals.

For further information, please don’t hesitate to contact Sarah Barrett, the Business and Community Engagement Manager at HMP The Mount on 01442 836 498 or at

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