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Young Offenders: Oldham

Justice written question – answered on 2nd July 2012.

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Photo of Michael Meacher Michael Meacher Labour, Oldham West and Royton

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many young adult offenders aged 18 to 20 from the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham have been held in a (a) young offender institutions, (b) local prisons, (c) women's prisons and (d) other parts of the secure estate in each month since May 2009.

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

All young offenders serving sentences of DYOI are held in appropriately designated young offender institution (YOI) accommodation within the prison estate. The majority of this accommodation is in dedicated YOIs, although some establishments in the estate have a dual designation (designated both as a prison and a YOI) and hold both adult prisoners and young offenders.

The following table shows the number of young adult offenders aged 18 to 20-years-old from the metropolitan borough of Oldham on a set day in each month where data are available since May 2009. The data have only been recorded centrally since May 2009 and from September 2010 are available on a bi-monthly basis.

Location May 2009 Sept 2010 Nov 2010 Jan 2011 March 2011 May 2011 July 2011 Sept 2011 Nov 2011 Jan 2012 March 2012 May 2012
(a)Male Young Offender Institutions 45 25 21 20 18 23 24 20 19 22 20 17
(b) Male local Prisons 1 4 4 6 5 7 10 12 11 11 4 5
(c) Female Prisons 2 2 3 3 2 4 1 1 1 0 0 0
(d) Other Prisons 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 2 3 3 6

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.

Information on offenders’ residences is provided by offenders on reception into prison and recorded on a central IT system. Addresses can include a home address, an address to which offenders intend to return on discharge or next of kin address and these figures are provided in the table above.

If no address is given, an offender’s committal court address is used as a proxy for the area in which they are resident. These figures are also included in the table above. No address has been recorded and no court information is available for around 3% of all offenders, these figures are excluded from the table above.

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