Prisoners: Females

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 11th March 2015.

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Photo of Siân James Siân James Labour, Swansea East

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many women who have home postcodes in Wales were (a) remanded in and (b) sent to English prisons in the most recent period for which figures are available.

Photo of Simon Hughes Simon Hughes The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

The following table shows the number of remanded and sentenced female prisoners who have a reported address in Wales on four dates in 2014.

Number of remanded and sentenced female prisoners who have a reported address in Wales in 2014

Date

Status

Total

March 2014

Remand

47

Sentenced

213

Total

260

June 2014

Remand

53

Sentenced

201

Total

254

September 2014

Remand

48

Sentenced

212

Total

260

December 2014

Remand

54

Sentenced

203

Total

257

Information on offenders is provided by them on reception in prison and recorded on a central IT system. Reported addresses can include a home address, an address to which offenders intend to return on discharge or the address of their next of kin. No address has been reported and no court information is available for around 3% of all offenders and therefore these figures are excluded from the answer.

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