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Prison Sentences

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 15th June 2015.

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Photo of Lord Beecham Lord Beecham Shadow Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government), Shadow Spokesperson (Justice)

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in each of the last three calendar years, how many courses for (1) indeterminate sentence prisoners and (2) prisoners serving indeterminate sentences for public protection were provided in (a) HMP Acklington and HMP Durham, and (b) the rest of the prison service.

Photo of Lord Faulks Lord Faulks The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

National Offender Management Service and its partners provide a range of courses and activities within prisons to enable prisoners to increase the chances of successful resettlement and to protect the public

NOMS allocates programme and public protection resources based on the type of offender, their needs and their level of risk in order to maximise public safety and value for money. Central records of what courses and activities different categories of prisoners can access are not kept, except those for NOMS accredited Offending Behaviour Programmes but this information could only be provided at disproportionate cost.

In HMPs Durham and Northumberland specifically there are currently 120 different interventions listed.

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