Prisoners' Release

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 14th October 2020.

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Photo of Lyn Brown Lyn Brown Shadow Minister (Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) young adult, (b) other female and (c) other male prison leavers were released without an address to go to in (i) each region of England and (ii) Wales from 1 August 2020 to 31 August 2020.

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

The data from 1 August 2020 to 31 August 2020 is provided in the attached. Please note that data for the period after 31 March 2020 is released ahead of publication in recognition of the public interest in making this information available as it relates the period of the operation of the additional accommodation support scheme.

The Scheme, which provided extra funding that allowed us to directly source housing for offenders ended on 31 August. From 1 September, offenders with an accommodation need will be offered the Through the Gate support.

We recognise that accommodation is a key priority as it is often the first step in an individual’s resettlement journey. We continue to work with councils and charities to secure suitable accommodation, while investigating long-term solutions to prevent homelessness and help offenders turn their backs on crime.

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