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Prisoners: Older People

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 30th November 2016.

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Photo of Lord Bradley Lord Bradley Labour

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many (1) males, and (2) females, over the age of 80 are currently serving sentences in prisons in England and Wales; and how many of those were over the age of 70 when sentenced.

Photo of Lord Keen of Elie Lord Keen of Elie The Advocate-General for Scotland, Lords Spokesperson (Ministry of Justice)

Prison population serving sentences aged 80 or over as at 30 September 2016.

Males

223

Females

3

Breakdown of prison population serving sentences aged 80 or over on 30 September by their age at sentence date.

All

Males

Females

Total

214

206

3

Number over 70

212

206

3

Not Known (1)

2

0

0

Notes

  1. These prisoners have been recently sentenced and their sentence date has not yet been updated on the system.

    Date Sources and quality

    The figures in these table 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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