Prisoners Release: Yorkshire and the Humber

Justice written question – answered on 15th July 2008.

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Photo of John Battle John Battle Labour, Leeds West

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people have been released on end of custody licence from prison in (a) Leeds West constituency, (b) Leeds Metropolitan District and (c) Yorkshire and Humberside in each year since the scheme began.

Photo of Jack Straw Jack Straw The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice

The available information on numbers released by establishments is published monthly in Table 2 of the statistical bulletin End of Custody Licence releases and recalls' available from the Library of the House and the Ministry of Justice website at the following address:

www.justice.gov.uk/publications/endofcustodylicence.htm

The following table gives the available information on numbers of prisoners who were released under the end of custody licence (ECL) scheme from the date the scheme came into effect on 29 June 2007 to 31 May 2008, by each prison in the Yorkshire and Humberside region.

Total releases( 1)
Askham Grange 11
Everthorpe 401
Hull 220
Leeds 313
Lindholme 399
Moorland 214
Moorland Open 166
New Hall 359
Northallerton 473
Wealstun 226
Yorkshire and Humberside public prison establishments 2,782
Doncaster 924
Wolds 42
Contracted out prison establishments 966
Total 3,748
(1) 29 June 2007 to 31 May 2008

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.

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