Prisoners Release: Acquittals

Home Department written question – answered on 30th April 2007.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of John Hemming John Hemming Member, Procedure Committee, Member, Regulatory Reform Committee 30th April 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what financial and other assistance is available to those who are released from prison having been on remand and are found to be innocent.

Photo of Gerry Sutcliffe Gerry Sutcliffe The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department 30th April 2007

Remand prisoners are eligible for all induction and resettlement programmes within the prisons and are able to access practical support to effectively help them re-integrate back into the community.

Currently there is no financial scheme that covers such prisoners. However, remand prisoners are entitled to travel warrants and in some cases to housing benefit and council tax benefit and mortgage interest for a limited time.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes0 people think so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.

Annotations

No annotations

Sign in or join to post a public annotation.