Prisoners' Release: Coronavirus

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 12th June 2020.

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Photo of Navendu Mishra Navendu Mishra Labour, Stockport

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners from Stockport have been released under the Early Prison Release scheme during the covid-19 outbreak; and how many prisoners released during that period are resident in Stockport.

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

On 4 April, this Government announced the End of Custody Temporary Release scheme (ECTR). This scheme enables risk-assessed prisoners, who are within two months of their release date, to be temporarily released from custody, as part of the national approach to managing public services during this challenging period. No high-risk offenders, including those convicted of violent or sexual offences, anyone of national security concern or a danger to children, will be considered for release, nor any prisoners who have not served at least half their custodial term.

To date, no offenders released under this scheme have been released to addresses in Stockport.

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