Prison Sentences: Females

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 29th January 2020.

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Photo of Chris Evans Chris Evans Labour/Co-operative, Islwyn

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of women serving custodial sentences are serving a sentence of six months or less.

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

As at 30 September 2019 (latest available data), 11% of the total female sentenced population were serving sentences of 6 months or less.

Further information is available in Table 1.1 of the document “Prison population: 30 September 2019” at:

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