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Prisoners: Suicide

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

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Photo of Jo Stevens Jo Stevens Labour, Cardiff Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners that were recalled to prison to serve a sentence of imprisonment for public protection have taken their own life since 2010.

Photo of Lucy Frazer Lucy Frazer The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

I regret that it is not yet possible to answer this question, because we have recently found that some indeterminate sentences for public protection may have been wrongly recorded as determinate. This may require amendments to the published data. I will write to the Hon Member with updated figures when they are available, and ensure that the next issue of data includes corrected figures.

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