Prisoners' Release

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 2nd March 2017.

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Photo of Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer on 12 October 2016 to Question 41032, what the average release period was for those offenders broken down by category of offence.

Photo of Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 8 October 2016 to Question 41032, from which prisons the 61 prisoners convicted of murder were released from on temporary licence for Christmas Day 2015.

Photo of Sam Gyimah Sam Gyimah The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

The information requested in relation to Question 48567 can be found in Table 1 below:

Table 1: Average release period for prisoners on temporary release on 25 December 2015, England & Wales

Number of prisoners released

Average number of days released(1)

All offence groups

973

5

Violence against the person

200

5

Sexual offences

10

5

Robbery

66

5

Theft offences

86

4

Criminal damage and arson

7

4

Drug offences

441

5

Possession of weapons

32

5

Public order offences

*

3

Miscellaneous crimes against society

48

4

Fraud offences

79

4

Summary non-motoring

*

5

(1) Cases where a prisoner has been released on temporary licence on 25 December 2015 and also returns to prison on the 25 December 2015 will be counted as a release of 1 day in length. Equivalently, a release on temporary licence on 25 December 2015 with a return to prison occurring the following day will be counted as a release of 2 days in length.

An asterisk (*) has been used to suppress values of two or less. This is to prevent the disclosure of individual information. Further disclosure control may be completed where this alone is not sufficient.

Data sources and quality

The figures in these tables 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.

The information requested in relation to Question 48568 can be found in Table 2 below:

Table 2: Prisoners convicted of murder on temporary release on 25 December 2015, by discharging prison establishment, England & Wales

Discharging prison establishment

Askham Grange

Brixton

Drake Hall

East Sutton Park

Ford

Grendon/Spring Hill

Hewell

Hollesley Bay

Kirkham

Kirklevington Grange

Moorland / Hatfield

Norwich

Standford Hill (Sheppey cluster)

Sudbury

Usk / Prescoed

Data sources and quality

The figures in these tables 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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