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prison store, another to pay for any imposed restitution, fines, costs or other obligations, and a final quarter to pay for food. In Spain there is no specific law for prison labour and state data are not available, but according to the last data available for Catalonia, the payroll by daily working day to December 2012 was 10,99 . European Prison Rules assert that “Health and safety precautions for prisoners shall protect them adequately and shall not be less rigorous than those that apply to workers outside ” (26.13) and that “Provision shall be made to indemnify prisoners against industrial injury, including occupational disease, on terms not less favourable than those extended by national law to workers outside” (26.14). By law, almost everywhere health and safety precautions for prisoners are the same as for those who work outside. Regulations on occupational health and safety are also applied to prisoners. However, in fact we noticed many differences. In France, i.e., even if Labour Inspection may intervene directly in prison, it rarely does. Moreover, its recommendations are not always put into practice. For instance, a report drawn in 2008 shows that over a third of the recommendations made over the past three years had not been put into practice, mostly because of the expenses engendered. In Portugal, even if adequate prevention policies of labour risks are prescribed by law, there is no labour insurance and there are no safety measures in the workplace, mainly due to lack of adequate protection equipment. The European Prison Rules also prescribe that: “As far as possible, prisoners who work shall be included in national social security systems ” (26.17) . In some countries, like Italy or Latvia, prisoners regularly employed have the right to social security. Elsewhere, as in the UK and Portugal, they are not included in the national security system (they will be when released from prison). In most countries prisoners who work do not benefit from the national social security system in its totality. In Poland, i.e., they can't make full use of privileges connected with insurance (e.g. healthcare): despite the fact that they are paying for this insurance, they have not the possibility of using the public medical healthcare system. In Spain sometimes payrolls without a social security number are found. In France, prisoners who work do not receive compensation in case of dismissal, layoffs or leaves due to sickness or accident at work. In case of work accident or of occupational disease, the inmate may receive an allowance only when the accident or disease has left SAFETY PRECAUTIONS AND SOCIAL SECURITY
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European Prison Observatory Prison in Europe: overview and trends 32 him/her with a handicap. On the other hand, healthcare expenses are taken care of. In addition, prisoners contribute to the pension scheme according to common law. They may as such acquire pension rights. Nonetheless, the system of acquisition of pension rights relies in most cases on the amounts of income that a person has received. As the amounts of income paid to prisoners are well
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