Prisons

Home Department written question – answered on 11th February 2004.

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Photo of Dame Cheryl Gillan Dame Cheryl Gillan Shadow Minister of State (Home Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners are serving custodial sentences of (a) less than 12 months and (b) over 12 months, broken down by nationality and gender.

Photo of Paul Goggins Paul Goggins Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Home Office

holding answer 10 February 2004

The number of prisoners serving custodial sentences in prisons in England and Wales on 30 November 2003, by nationality, gender and length of sentence, is shown in the table.

Sentenced prisoners by length of sentence, nationality and gender—30November 2003
Females Males
Less than 12 months 12 months or more Less than 12 months 12 months or more
Africa
Algeria 0 0 16 37
Angola 2 1 5 22
Botswana 0 0 0 1
Burundi 1 0 0 1
Cameroon, United Republic 0 0 0 1
Central African Republic 0 0 1 4
Chad 0 0 0 1
Congo 1 0 8 23
Cote D'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) 0 0 1 5
Democratic Republic of Congo 0 0 4 18
Egypt 0 0 0 6
Ethiopia 0 0 5 6
French Guiana 0 0 0 2
Gambia 0 0 1 14
Ghana 4 8 8 72
Guinea 0 0 0 3
Guinea/Bissau 0 0 1 0
Kenya 0 2 3 31
Liberia 1 1 1 3
Libya 0 0 3 8
Malawi 0 1 2 3
Mali 0 0 0 1
Mauritania 0 0 0 1
Mauritius 0 0 1 6
Morocco 0 0 2 19
Mozambique 0 0 0 1
Namibia 0 0 0 1
Nigeria 6 47 21 164
Rwanda 0 0 0 5
Sao Tome and Principe 0 0 0 1
Senegal 0 0 0 2
Seychelles 0 0 1 1
Sierra Leone 1 1 1 23
Somalia 1 1 20 102
South Africa 1 15 6 77
Sudan 0 1 3 8
Tanzania 0 0 0 4
Togo 0 1 1 3
Tunisia 0 0 0 5
Uganda 0 0 6 29
Zambia 1 1 1 7
Zimbabwe 0 1 17 24
Asia
Bangladesh 2 1 15 88
Bhutan 0 0 0 1
China 0 3 3 52
Hong Kong 0 0 4 3
India 1 7 17 118
Indonesia 0 0 0 4
Japan 0 0 0 1
Korea Republic of (South) 0 2 0 5
Lao People's Dem Republic 0 0 1 0
Malaysia 0 0 2 4
Mongolia 0 0 0 1
Nepal 0 0 1 0
Pakistan 0 5 24 233
Philippines 1 1 2 10
Singapore 0 1 0 1
Sri Lanka 0 1 11 34
Surinam 0 1 0 2
Thailand 0 3 0 1
Vietnam 1 4 3 21
Central/South America
Argentina 1 0 0 5
Bolivia 0 0 0 4
Brazil 0 8 0 14
Chile 0 1 1 14
Colombia 0 4 1 76
Costa Rica 0 1 0 1
Ecuador 0 0 0 2
Guatemala 0 0 0 1
Mexico 0 1 0 5
Nicaragua 0 0 0 1
Panama 0 0 0 2
Peru 0 1 0 4
Venezuela 0 5 0 28
Europe
Albania 0 0 12 24
Armenia 0 0 0 3
Austria 0 1 1 1
Belgium 0 2 5 19
Bosnia-Herzegovina 0 0 0 4
Bulgaria 0 1 2 1
Croatia 0 0 0 2
Cyprus 0 0 1 49
Czech Republic 1 0 2 9
Denmark 0 2 0 7
Estonia 0 0 2 1
Finland 0 0 0 1
France 0 11 7 54
Germany 0 15 3 61
Gibraltar 0 0 0 2
Greece 0 3 1 17
Hungary 0 0 0 11
Irish Republic 3 20 63 430
Italy 0 5 10 71
Latvia 0 t 2 5
Lithuania 0 1 4 16
Malta 0 1 2 10
Moldova 1 0 7 6
Netherlands 2 26 3 155
Norway 0 0 0 2
Poland 1 4 3 24
Portugal 0 8 18 55
Romania 0 7 12 22
Russian Federation 1 0 8 20
Serbia and Montenegro 1 1 10 45
Slovakia 0 0 1 3
Slovenia 0 0 0 3
Spain 0 15 4 56
Sweden 0 1 1 1
Switzerland 1 3 0 4
Turkey 2 0 12 143
Turkmenistan 0 0 1 0
United Kingdom 585 2,142 6,940 43,761
Uzbekistan 0 0 1 0
Middle East
Afghanistan 0 0 8 19
Bahrain 0 0 0 1
Iran 2 0 10 37
Iraq 0 0 15 57
Israel 0 1 1 7
Jordan 0 0 0 3
Kuwait 0 0 1 0
Lebanon 0 1 1 10
Saudi Arabia 0 0 0 6
Syrian Arab Republic 0 0 2 2
United Arab Emirates 0 1 0 5
Yemen 0 0 0 4
North America
Canada 0 3 4 17
United States of America 2 18 3 49
Oceania
Australia 1 2 4 18
French Southern Territories 0 0 0 2
Kiribati 0 0 0 1
New Zealand 0 2 0 6
Papua New Guinea 0 0 0 1
West Indies
Anguilla 0 0 0 1
Aruba 0 0 0 1
Bahamas 0 0 0 3
Barbados 0 2 0 21
Bermuda 0 0 0 1
Cuba 0 0 0 2
Dominica 0 0 2 4
Dominican Republic 0 1 1 7
Grenada 0 1 2 9
Guyana 0 3 2 11
Haiti 0 0 0 1
Jamaica 3 298 38 1,723
Montserrat 0 2 0 8
Netherlands Antilles 0 3 0 7
St. Christopher and Nevis 0 1 0 0
St. Kitts and Nevis 0 2 0 3
St. Lucia 0 0 1 14
St. Vincent and The Grenadines 0 0 1 3
Trinidad and Tobago 0 25 2 56
Virgin Islands 0 0 0 1
Not recorded 0 12 50 209

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