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Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisons: Standards (13 Dec 2018)

Rory Stewart: The 10 Prison Project was launched by Rory Stewart on 17 August 2018 with the aim of reducing violence and drugs in the prisons within a year. The Department allocated £10m budget in total at the start of the project across the 10 prisons. This is in line with the aims to reduce the supply and demand of drugs (£6m), improve decency (£3m) and enhance leadership and staff capability (£1m)....

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Young Offenders: Suicide (13 Dec 2018)

Rory Stewart: All establishments holding young offenders (either “young adults”, who are aged 18-21, or “young people”, who are aged 15 to 17) are designated as young offender institutions. In 2017 there were three self-inflicted deaths of young adults, and no self-inflicted deaths of young people. There are no ‘juvenile wings of prisons’, as any site with a population that includes both...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Open Prisons: Conditions of Employment (13 Dec 2018)

Rory Stewart: There are no current plans to implement key work in the open estate. Open prisons focus on the testing and reintegration of prisoners back into their communities with increased opportunities for temporary release (on licence) to undertake work, training and engage with services in their communities as well as their families and significant others. The introduction of key worker activity...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisons: Coroners (13 Dec 2018)

Rory Stewart: All deaths in custody are subject to an inquest, regardless of the apparent cause of death. The table below gives the numbers of inquests opened in each year for which the MoJ funded representation. 2013 184 2014 235 2015 233 2016 306 2017 236These figures are based on the year in which proceedings were opened, not the year in which the offender died, so some of the inquests...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisons: Staff (13 Dec 2018)

Rory Stewart: The introduction of key worker activity will be undertaken by Band 3 Prison Officers. As all residential officers will be key workers, there are no ‘target numbers’. Each officer will be looking after a case load of around six individuals. In the closed male estate, including young offender institutions, key workers will meet regularly (on average 45 minutes per prisoner, per week) and...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisons: Contracts (13 Dec 2018)

Rory Stewart: The table below lists the expiry dates of the contracts for each Private Sector Prison. Prison Expiry Date of Contract HMP Altcourse (PFI) 31/05/2023 HMP Ashfield (PFI) 31/10/2024 HMP Birmingham 30/09/2026 HMP Bronzefield (PFI) 16/06/2029 HMP Doncaster 30/09/2026 HMP Dovegate (PFI) 08/07/2026 HMP Lowdham Grange (PFI) 15/02/2023 HMP Northumberland 01/12/2028 HMP...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisons: Staff (13 Dec 2018)

Rory Stewart: Information on the number of prison officers serving in each establishment within public sector prisons, young offender institutions and Medway Secure Training Centre on 31 March each year since 2013, and the most recent date available, are given in Table 1. Information on the number of equivalent staff in private sector operated prisons is not available in the same format as there is no...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisons: Private Sector (12 Dec 2018)

Rory Stewart: Further to my written statement on 29 November, the Government is committed to building up to 10,000 modern, safe and decent prison places to replace old, expensive and unsuitable accommodation so that Governors can achieve better educational, training and rehabilitative outcomes. As I set out in my answer to PQ 199900, there are a variety of factors that inform decisions to classify prison...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prison Officers: Private Sector (12 Dec 2018)

Rory Stewart: HM Prison and Probation workforce statistics are not published for privately managed prisons. The Ministry of Justice does not hold staffing numbers for specific points in time, and it is the responsibility of the Contractor to determine and maintain the number of staff necessary to discharge the requirements of the contract and ensure that staff are sufficiently trained to undertake their...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prison Sentences (11 Dec 2018)

Rory Stewart: Holding answer received on 06 July 2018 An error has been identified in the written answer given on 17 August 2018. The correct answer should have been: The offence(s) for which each prisoner serving a sentence of less than 12 months was imprisoned, as at 31 March 2018, can be viewed in the table. Sentencing is a matter for our independent courts, who take...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisons: Crimes of Violence (11 Dec 2018)

Rory Stewart: Holding answer received on 10 December 2018 We have committed to spending £30m to make improvements to the safety and decency of our prison estate and address the drivers of violence in prisons. We will do this through enhancing security and tackling drugs and continue our programme of decency upgrades. This latest investment is on top of the £40m announced over the summer,...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prison Sentences (11 Dec 2018)

Rory Stewart: Holding answer received on 06 July 2018 The offence(s) for which each prisoner serving a sentence of less than 12 months was imprisoned, as at 31 March 2018, can be viewed in the table. Sentencing is a matter for our independent courts, who take into account all circumstances of the case, including any aggravating and mitigating factors. Whilst there is persuasive evidence that...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Reoffenders (11 Dec 2018)

Rory Stewart: A Serious Further Offence (SFO) review is undertaken where an offender under statutory supervision in the community is charged with a qualifying offence – a “notification”. Not every offender charged with an SFO will eventually be convicted of an SFO. Serious further offences are rare. Fewer than 0.5% of offenders under statutory supervision are convicted of serious further offences....

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisons: Contracts (11 Dec 2018)

Rory Stewart: The Ministry of Justice has recently launched a competition to establish a framework of prison operators, from which the operators of the new prisons at Wellingborough and Glen Parva will be selected. Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service will not be bidding in the competition. We have therefore not undertaken a detailed estimate of the cost of producing an in-house bid for the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisons: Standards (11 Dec 2018)

Rory Stewart: The key criteria used to judge the effect on prisons will be a reversal in the rates of violence in the 10 prisons that are part of the project, which we will supplement with insight from the Governors and their teams. Learning from the project will then contribute to models of excellence for the rest of the estate.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prison Officers: Private Sector (11 Dec 2018)

Rory Stewart: HM Prison and Probation workforce statistics (which contains staffing figures in public sector prisons but not in privately managed prisons) are published quarterly. The latest publication can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/hm-prison-and-proba tion-service-workforce-quarterly-september-2018 I have attached tables showing the number of funded posts at each privately...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisons: Crimes of Violence (11 Dec 2018)

Rory Stewart: We publish extensive data about assaults. The most recent can be seen in Assaults in prison custody 2000 to 2017, at: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/safety-in-custody-q uarterly-update-to-june-2018. That spreadsheet includes breakdowns by seriousness, assailant/victim type, weapons used and injuries sustained, as well as various demographic and offence and sentence-related factors....

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisons: Crimes of Violence (11 Dec 2018)

Rory Stewart: Figures for the rates of all violent incidents can be obtained by adding the figures given in the Answer to Question 186964 for rates of assaults on staff to those for rates of assaults on prisoners. In a limited number of cases an incident will have involved assault on both a member of staff and a prisoner, so those totals may slightly exceed the totals that would be produced by using the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisons: Private Sector (11 Dec 2018)

Rory Stewart: As set out in my answer to PQ 188131, the Government is committed to building up to 10,000 modern, safe and decent prison places to replace old, expensive and unsuitable accommodation so that Governors can achieve better educational, training and rehabilitative outcomes. There are a variety of factors that inform decisions to classify prison accommodation as being unsuitable. These include...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisons: Repairs and Maintenance (10 Dec 2018)

Rory Stewart: Data for 1 December 2018 is not yet available. I will write to the Rt Hon Member with the information requested once the figures can be provided and will place a copy of my letter in the Library.


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