Young Offender Institutions

Justice written question – answered on 30th April 2008.

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Photo of Edward Garnier Edward Garnier Shadow Minister (Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average number of hours per day spent in purposeful activity was by each (a) adult (i) male and (ii) adult female prisoner and (A) male and (B) female prisoner in a young offender institution in each week of March and April 2008.

Photo of Maria Eagle Maria Eagle The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

Data are not yet available for April 2008, the following table shows the average number of hours of purposeful activity per day in prisons which predominately hold (a) adult male prisoners, (b) adult female prisoners and (c) male prisoners in young offender and juvenile institutions, for each week in February and March 2008. No young offender institutes are predominantly categorised as female. Therefore, the average number of hours for a female prisoner in a young offender institution cannot be provided.

Week commencing Adult female Adult male YO and juvenile male
3 February 2008 4.1 3.7 3.9
10 February 2008 4.2 3.7 3.8
17 February 2008 4.1 3.7 3.8
24 February 2008 4.2 3.7 3.8
2 March 2008 4.2 3.7 3.8
9 March 2008 4.0 3.7 3.7
16 March 2008 3.8 3.5 3.6
23 March 2008 3.8 3.4 3.3
30 March 2008 4.2 3.6 3.7

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