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Prisoners: Older People

Justice written question – answered on 19th October 2012.

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Photo of Kate Green Kate Green Shadow Minister (Equalities)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners serving indeterminate sentences for public protection are aged over 60 years.

Photo of Jeremy Wright Jeremy Wright The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

As at 30 June 2012, there were 193 offenders aged over 60 in prison establishments in England and Wales serving indeterminate sentences for public protection.

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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