Prisoners' Release

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 5th March 2019.

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Photo of Lord German Lord German Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to allow more prisoners to be released on temporary licence.

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

Research published in 2018 shows that the more a prisoner is released on temporary licence (ROTL), the less chance there is of them reoffending and we want to see ROTL used more often, particularly to get prisoners into the workplace. We are currently consulting practitioners and key stakeholders on how to deliver a more effective approach to ROTL and three Prisons, HMPs Drake Hall, Kirkham and Ford, are currently testing out the new arrangements. We expect to publish a new Policy Framework in the Spring.

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