C-Tech Solutions has reached the end of an 11-month installation project delivering cabling to allow telephone connections to cells in two of Britain’s Category A prisons.
This vital cabling infrastructure means each cell now has a phone connection. The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has installed the phones in an attempt to reduce reoffending.
In 2018, then Justice Secretary David Gaulke announced more prisoners will get in-cell phones to help maintain the family ties which aims to reduce reoffending by 40%. It is believed restricted in-cell phones will also reduce tension inside the prisons.
Vital Cabling Infrastructure Project undertaken for Ministry of Justice
C-Tech Solutions was chosen to install the cabling in a project with North Tech/BT for the MoJ. This infrastructure has allowed full telephone connection to each individual cell.
It was essential to understand each prison’s regime and produce a convenient work schedule from the outset. We also had to react to incidents which impacted our work and organise recruitment of additional labour force with the relevant clearances.
C-Tech Solutions has worked within prison environments since 2018, although these were the first Category A. These years of experience – from site engineers through to management – was critical to ensure these projects could be delivered.