Prisoners: Females

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 12th December 2017.

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Photo of Richard Burgon Richard Burgon Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of women on remand go on to receive a custodial sentence.

Photo of Phillip Lee Phillip Lee The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

In 2016, of those women who were remanded in custody at some point during proceedings at magistrates’ courts, just over 20% received a sentence of immediate custody. A further 35% of these women were sent for trial at the Crown Court and some of them will have received a sentence of immediate custody at the Crown Court.

In 2016, of those women who were remanded in custody at some point during proceedings at the Crown Court, just under 57% received a sentence of immediate custody.

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