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Prison Officers

Justice written question – answered on 28th June 2012.

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Photo of Helen Goodman Helen Goodman Shadow Minister (Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the age profile is of prison officers across the prison estate.

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

Information on the age profile of prison officers and prison custody officers on the latest available date, split into 10-year bands, is contained in the following table. The information covers both public and private sector Prison Service establishments in England and Wales.

Prison officers/prison custody officers in Prison Service of England and Wales—As at 30 April 2012
Age group Headcount Percentage of total
<20 6 0
20-29 3,039 14
30-39 5,049 23
40-49 8,219 37
50-59 4,880 22
>60 901 4
Total 22,074  

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