Trabajo Penitenciario y Formación para el Empleo tiene como principal objetivo lograr la inserción laboral de todos los penados mediante la formación y el trabajo, proporcionándoles conocimentos y hábitos laboralres para que, una vez alcanzada la libertad, puedan competir en condiciones de igualdad con el resto de los ciudadanos.
"Trabajo Penitenciario y Formación para el Empleo" is a state entity of public law, provided at the letter g) of paragraph 1 of Article 2 of Law 47/2003, of 26 November "General Budget Law", associated with the Ministry of the Interior through the General Secretary of Penitentiary Institutions.
The economic and financial system is reflected in the Eighty-seventh additional provision of Law 22/2013 of 23 December of State Budget for 2014.
At present, is transiently regulated by the Royal Decree 868/2005, of July 15, and it is entrusted with the undertaking of a series of tasks aimed at placing the necessary resources for the improvement of their personal and occupational development at the disposal of the inmates of the Penitentiary Centres, and thus facilitating their integration into society once they have completed their sentences that have been imposed on them by the judges. To do this, is established with its own legal personality, as corresponds to an institution of this nature.
Its establishment as a state entity of public law, with a clear commercial vocation, converts it into a flexible and versatile instrument in the service of the goals of the Penitentiary Policy in the sphere of the activity that is entrusted to it.
Specifically, the functions contained in its articles of association are:
Thus, the "Trabajo Penitenciario y Formación para el Empleo" has been exclusively undertaking the tasks of promoting vocational training for prisoners, for which it has made use of four instruments.