The end of custody licence was introduced on
The total number of releases by offence group, sentence length, age, gender, ethnicity and prison establishment, and recalls notified to NOMS, have been published on the Ministry of Justice website for the first week of the scheme, the remainder of July, and every subsequent month since then.
The monthly published figures can be found on separate links under the following main link:
Data on releases up to the end of December 2007 have recently been published and the schedule for further publications can be found at:
There were 233 decisions to recall prisoners released on end of custody licence between
Offenders can be recalled for more than one reason.
These figures have been drawn from administrative IT systems, which, as with any large scale recording system, are subject to possible errors with data entry and processing.