The Prisons Handbook 2018: PURCHASE
Congratulations on your decision to purchase The Prisons Handbook 2018, published on 22nd May 2018. Your online security is very important to us which is why we use Romancart as our online shopping agents, and all transactions are securely processed through SagePay – the UK’s leading and largest Secure Payment Service Provider.
Purchasing for a Prisoner? – CLICK HERE FIRST
There are THREE kinds of purchase – depending on who you are buying for.
- PRISON INMATE / CHARITY. We offer significant discounts on copies bought for either an inmate or a charity. If you’re buying for an inmate please ensure you watch this short video first
- HMPPS – Again we offer discounts to HMPPS staff, and so if you are purchasing for a member of HMPPS (or on behalf of a prison library) this is the option to choose below to get the right discount.
- PUBLIC PURCHASE – purchasing for a member of the public or a company.
Depending on who you are purchasing for just click the appropriate ‘Add to Basket’ link at the bottom of this page, if you require more than one copy you can change this during the check out process.
Once you click Add to Basket you will then be taken to Romancart, our shopping cart agent, where details of your purchase will be displayed. Once you are satisfied these are correct click ‘Checkout’ and you will be taken to the secure payment screen.
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FAQ – Buying for an Inmate? Read on…
Do we know what we’re doing? Yes; we’ve been doing this for over 20 years and we are an approved Ministry of Justice supplier (PSI 30/2013 Annex I – page 65).
Will the prison accept the book? Yes – if it is sent directly from us; you cannot send the book yourself to the prisoner.
Can anyone send the book to an inmate? No. While it is the case that since 31 January 2015, friends and families of prisoners have been allowed to order books for inmates they must only do so from approved retailers – such as ourselves. Approved retailers source and send the books on to prisoners.
You cannot buy The Prisons Handbook for an inmate, have the book sent to you so you can send it to the prisoner – it will not be accepted. The prison will only accept books from approved retailers such as ourselves (as set out in Annex I of PSI 30/2013 (updated August 2015).
INTERNATIONAL SALES. The postage and packing prices are set by default to the mainland United Kingdom, however if you want the book(s) you have purchased to be sent outside of the UK, please study our international postage rates below and select the right rate during the check out process.
There are three rates, Europe, World Zone 1 (WZ1) and World Zone 2 (WZ2). Each of these postage methods are fully tracked and signed for on delivery, and when you select the appropriate Shipping rate during the check out process the correct postage and packing rates is automatically inserted.
Please note the delivery time scale for international – whatever the zone – is five to seven days.
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