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energetic physical action

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any specific behavior

(chemistry) the capacity of a substance to take part in a chemical reaction

a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)

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Mr Garnier told MPs: "Even before July, when the Government severely cut back the amount of time prisoners can spend working or learning to read and write, they were spending only three-and-a-half hours a day, Monday to Friday, on purposeful activity.
Time structure and purposeful activity among employed and unemployed university graduates.
We are absolutely committed to providing a good standard of accommodation and purposeful activity, and the safety of our staff, partners and those in our custody is our first priority."
"As the report recognises, HMP/YOI Kirklevington Grange is a safe prison with successes in resettlement and purposeful activity, which help offenders turn their backs on crime for good.
The Prison Service said the figures "show the value of purposeful activity" and gave offenders "a chance to turn lives around whilst generating money that can be put back into the system".
"However, with people spending more time locked up in their cells, falling levels of purposeful activity, and rising self-harm, any move which limits the opportunities for family contact are concerning.
Richard Stedman, director of the G4S-managed prison, said: "Lasting change is as much about challenging behaviour as it is about providing prisoners with work, education and purposeful activity.
"Purposeful activity continued to provide excellent opportunities to the women held with Ofsted very unusually rating it 'outstanding' in all the areas it reported on.
The programmes aim to explore the impact on 18 to 23-year-old offenders of the 1930s borstal regime, which involved a busy schedule of 'physical and purposeful activity'.
At the Wrexham site, the report states, none of the cell-sharing "will count as overcrowding as they will have been designed to hold two prisoners, and there will be sufficient purposeful activity for the whole population".
It goes on: "This may include encouraging patients, including those with long-term conditions, to stay in or return to employment or other purposeful activity.
Veteran Labour left-winger Dennis Skinner (Bolsover) raised the two broadcasters' actions in the Commons during questions on "purposeful activity" undertaken by prisoners.
"Risley also had insufficient purposeful activity to be an effective training prison, although better use could have been made of what there was.
But Ms Owers added: "Our inspection found that the unit was now more settled and was providing a reasonably safe and respectful environment, with plenty of purposeful activity and a sound approach to resettlement."
Results indicate that ASTSN is functioning at a high level of efficiency and effectiveness at community building, involving young people and their families in purposeful activity, encouraging self-confidence, and enhancing competence in self-presentation.