Prisoners

Justice written question – answered on 20th May 2008.

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Photo of Edward Garnier Edward Garnier Shadow Minister (Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 30 April 2008, Official Report, column 521W, on young offender institutions, if he will publish the average number of hours of purposeful activity per day in (a) prisons which predominantly hold (i) adult male prisoners and (ii) adult female prisoners, (b) young offender institutions for males and (c) juvenile institutions in each week in April 2008 as soon as that data becomes available.

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

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

Average number of hours of purposeful activity per day
Week commencing Adult male prisons Adult female prisons Male young offenders institutions Male juvenile institutions
6 April 2008 3.6 3.9 3.7 4.2
13 April 2008 3.5 4.1 3.7 4.3
20 April 2008 3.6 4.1 3.8 4.3
27 April 2008 3.5 4.1 3.8 4.1

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