Dovegate Prison

Home Department written question – answered on 14th June 2005.

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Photo of Neil Gerrard Neil Gerrard Labour, Walthamstow

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many assaults on (a) staff and (b) prisoners took place at Dovegate Prison during 2004–05; how many instances there were of prisoners absconding or escaping from Dovegate Prison in that year; and how many instances there were of the finding of illicit alcohol at Dovegate Prison in that year.

Photo of Fiona Mactaggart Fiona Mactaggart Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)

As recorded on the Prison Service IT system, in the period 1 April 2004 to 31 March 2005 there were 44 assaults on staff and six assaults on prisoners at HMP Dovegate; there were no absconds or escapes from HMP Dovegate in that year; there were six proven offences against prison discipline for knowingly consuming alcohol at HMP Dovegate in that year.

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