What we do
Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) is to here to prevent victims by changing lives.
We work with our partners to carry out the sentences given by the courts, either in custody or the community.
We reduce reoffending by rehabilitating the people in our care through education and employment. The agency is made up of Her Majesty’s Prison Service, the Probation Service and a headquarters focussed on creating tools and learning.
Within England and Wales, we are responsible for:
- running prison and probation services
- rehabilitation services for people in our care leaving prison
- making sure support is available to stop people reoffending
- contract managing private sector prisons and services such as:
- the prisoner escort service
- electronic tagging
Through HM Prison Service: we manage public sector prisons and the contract for private prisons in England and Wales.
Through the Probation Service: we oversee probation delivery in England and Wales.
We will deliver the government’s vision and investment to make prisons places of safety and reform, and to continue to transform our work in the community.
We will provide safe and supportive environments, where people work through the reasons that caused them to offend and prepare for a more positive future.