Risley Prison

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 10th September 2018.

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Photo of Helen Jones Helen Jones Chair, Petitions Committee, Chair, Petitions Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prison officers currently serving at HMP Risley have (a) less than six months, (b) six to 12 months, (c) 12 months to five years and (iv) more than five years' service as prison officers.

Photo of Rory Stewart Rory Stewart The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

The number of band 3-5 prison officers, on Full Time Equivalent (FTE) basis, as at 30th June 2018 by length of service as a prison officer can be found in table 1 below.

Table 1: Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Band 3-5 officers1 in post at HMP Risley, by length of service2, as 30th June 2018

Length of Service

Number of Band 3-5 officers

Less than 6 Months


6 months up to 1 year


1 year up to 5 years


5 years or more




1. These include Band 3-4 / Prison Officer (incl specialists), Band 4 / Supervising Officer and Band 5 / Custodial Managers.

2. Length of service is calculated from the date staff started working in an officer grade.

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