Prisoners

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 8th October 2019.

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Photo of Lord Trefgarne Lord Trefgarne Chair, SLSC Sub-Committee A

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) male, and (2) female, convicted prisoners serving indeterminate sentences for public protection are currently held in England and Wales; and how many such prisoners have been released in the last 12 months.

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

The information you ask for is routinely published and therefore available in the public domain; however, I have provided it below for ease of reference.

IPP population as at 30 June 2019:

Men

Women

Unreleased IPP

2,273

42

Recalled IPP

1,086

28

Total

3,359

70

IPP first releases April 2018 to March 2019 inclusive:

Men

Women

451

11

Between April 2018 and March 2019 inclusive, a total of 356 IPP prisoners were released following recall from the community. This data is not separated by gender.

As with any large-scale recording system, administrative IT systems are subject to possible errors with data entry and processing.

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