Prisoners: Community Work
Tom Blenkinsop (Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland, Labour)
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners absconded from work placements in the community and whilst travelling to or from work placements in the community in the last year for which figures are available.
Jeremy Wright (Kenilworth and Southam, Conservative)
The following table shows the total number of prisoners who failed to return to prison following release on temporary licence (ROTL) in the 12 months from April 2011 to March 2012. This includes failures to return from all types of ROTL and not just prisoners outside the prison on work placements. Without incurring disproportionate cost, the numbers cannot be broken down further to identify those who failed to return from work placements or whilst travelling to or from work. Of the 211 prisoners listed here, 197 have been returned to custody.
|Table 1: Prisoners released on licence, and who failed to returnApril 2011 to March 2012|
|Note: These figures have been drawn from live administrative data systems which may be amended at any time. Although care is taken when processing and analysing the returns, the detail collected is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large-scale recording system. The number of failures to return may change should further incidents be reported.|