Prison Sentences

Justice written question – answered on 29th February 2012.

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Photo of Andrew Slaughter Andrew Slaughter Shadow Minister (Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice for what offences prisoners were serving an indeterminate sentence for public protection (IPP) who have served longer than their minimum tariff in the period since the introduction of that sentence.

Photo of Crispin Blunt Crispin Blunt Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Justice) (Prisons and Probation)

As at 31 December 2011 a total of 3,489 prisoners serving an indeterminate sentence for public protection had passed their tariff expiry date. The following table shows a breakdown of these prisoners by offence:

Total 3,489
Manslaughter 72
Other homicide and attempted homicide 130
Other violence against the person 1,047
Rape 295
Other sexual offences 476
Robbery 963
Arson 203
Other offences 303

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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