There are a number of services available in the prison system which provide counselling and training to offenders with a view to their rehabilitation.
The psychology service provides a service to offenders in prison. The psychologists provide pre-release programmes for offenders, specialist treatment for sex offenders and, in general, participate in the positive management of their sentences.
The probation and welfare service provide a counselling service to offenders in prison, helping them generally to cope with their sentences and preparing them for release and their reintegration into society.
My Department, in conjunction with the vocational education committees, the Public Library Service and other outside agencies, operate an education service which offers a wide curriculum to offenders and allows them access to education while serving their sentences.