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In September 2010, the Ministry of Justice and Ministry of Defence published the results of a joint study to estimate how many prisoners in England and Wales had been in the regular armed forces. This showed that 3.5% of prisoners had previously served in the regular armed forces, of which 0.4% were female. This report may be found in the House of Commons Library and at the following web link:
Data on prisoners with children who are in the care of a local authority or kinship placement are not held centrally, and to collect them would incur disproportionate cost.