Prisons: Drugs

Justice written question – answered on 23rd April 2012.

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Photo of Keith Vaz Keith Vaz Chair, Home Affairs Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice

(1) which prisons made available the (a) Building Skills for Recovery, (b) Prisoners Addressing Substance Related Offending (P-ASRO), (c) P-ASRO for Women, (d) Short Duration, (e) FOCUS, (f) Prison Partnership 12 Step, (g) Prisons Partnership Therapeutic Community, (h) Rehabilitation of Addicted Prisoners Trust 12 Step and (i) Bridge programme to prisoners with drug addictions in the latest period for which figures are available;

(2) how many prisoners with drug addictions enrolled on the (a) Building Skills for Recovery, (b) Prisoners Addressing Substance Related Offending (P-ASRO), (c) P-ASRO for Women, (d) Short Duration, (e) FOCUS, (f) Prison Partnership 12 Step, (g) Prisons Partnership Therapeutic Community, (h) Rehabilitation of Addicted Prisoners Trust 12 Step and (i) Bridge programme in the year for which figures are available;

(3) what the cost to the public purse was of the (a) Building Skills for Recovery, (b) Prisoners Addressing Substance Related Offending (P-ASRO), (c) P-ASRO for Women, (d) Short Duration, (e) FOCUS, (f) Prison Partnership 12 Step, (g) Prisons Partnership Therapeutic Community, (h) Rehabilitation of Addicted Prisoners Trust 12 Step and (i) Bridge programme available to prisoners with drug addictions in the latest period for which figures are available.

Photo of Kenneth Clarke Kenneth Clarke The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice

Details of the prison establishments where the specified programmes were available in the last quarter of 2011-12 are set out as follows:

(a) Building Skills for Recovery (BSR):

Altcourse

Aylesbury

Bedford

Cardiff

Chelmsford

Durham

Forest Bank

Glen Parva

Holloway

Leicester

Lincoln

Moorland Closed

Norwich

Onley

Peterborough

Portland

Preston

Sheppey Cluster

Stafford

Styal

Wormwood Scrubs

(b) and (c) Prisoners Addressing Substance Related Offending (P-ASRO) programme and P-ASRO for Women:

Chelmsford

Dartmoor

Deerbolt

Durham

Featherstone

Forest Bank

Foston Hall

Guys Marsh

Haverigg

Highpoint North

Highpoint South

Isle of Wight Cluster

Kennet

Lewes

Lindholme

Low Newton

Manchester

Northumberland

Parc

Portland

Ranby

Risley

Rochester

Sheppey Cluster

Stoke Heath

Swinfen Hall

Wayland

Weal stun

Winchester

(d) Short Duration programme:

Altcourse

Belmarsh

Bullingdon

Chelmsford

Doncaster

Downview

Forest Bank

Hewell

High Down

Holloway

Holme House

Hull

Lancaster Farms

Leeds

Liverpool

New Hall

Northallerton

Nottingham

Pentonville

Peterborough

Reading

Sheppey Cluster

Swansea

Thorn Cross

Wandsworth

Winchester

Woodhill

Wormwood Scrubs

(e) FOCUS programme:

Frankland

Long Lartin

Wakefield

Whitemoor

(f) Prison Partnership 12-step programme:

Erlestoke

(g) Prisons Partnership Therapeutic Community programme:

Blundeston

Channings Wood

Dovegate

Garth

Gartree

Grendon

Holme House

Send

Wymott

(h) Rehabilitation of Addicted Prisoners Trust (RAPt) 12-Step programme:

Bullingdon

Coldingley

Everthorpe

Littlehey

The Mount

Send

Sheppey Cluster

Springhill

Wandsworth

(i) Bridge programme:

Everthorpe

Wandsworth

This information has been taken from the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) Interventions Directory and that although care is taken when processing and analysing the returns, the detail collected is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system, and delivery may be subject to change.

Figures for the number of starts for the specified programmes in 2010-11 are set out as follows.

Programme Starts in 2010-11
(a) Building Skills for Recovery (BSR) 161
(b) P-ASRO 2,764
(c) P-ASRO for Women 82
(d) Short Duration Programme 4,639
(e) FOCUS programme 97
(f) Prison Partnership 12-step programme 133
(g) Prisons Partnership Therapeutic Community 235
(h) RAPt 12-Step—Substance Dependency(1) 598
(i) Bridge programme 59
Grand total 8,768
(1) Details for the RAPt 12-Step Alcohol Dependency programme have been excluded from the figures that have been provided as the question was specific related to the provision of programmes to drug-addicted prisoners.

Please note that this is the latest period for which the requested data are available, and differs from the period for the information provided in response to the previous question about the provision of programmes.

The costs associated with running the programmes specified in the question are not collated centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost, by obtaining information held in local and national data systems, validating it, collating it in a common format and then calculating the overall costs in order to provide a response.

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