Prison Sentences

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

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Photo of Shabana Mahmood Shabana Mahmood Labour, Birmingham, Ladywood

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners are serving sentences of imprisonment for public protection in each prison in (a) England and (b) Wales for the most recent period for which information is available.

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

The number of prisoners serving a sentence of imprisonment for public protection (IPP) in each prison in (a) England and (b) Wales as at 30 June 2020 is set out in Table 1. The figures are a subset of those published in Offender Management Statistics Quarterly: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/offender-management-statistics-quarterly

A prisoner serving an IPP sentence will be released only when the independent Parole Board concludes that the risk s/he presents to the public is capable of being safely managed in the community on licence.

IPP prisoners continue to have a high chance of a positive outcome from Parole Board hearings. In 2019/20 72% of Parole Board hearings resulted in either a recommendation for a transfer to an open prison or release. As of 30 June 2020, the number of unreleased IPP prisoners who have completed their minimum tariff was 1,856. This is down from 2,136 on 30 June 2019.

Table 1: Prisoners serving Imprisonment for Public Protection sentences in England, as at 30 June 2020

Establishment

N

Total

1905

Altcourse

7

Askham Grange

4

Ashfield

25

Belmarsh

8

Buckley Hall

26

Bedford

5

Bristol

6

Birmingham

8

Bullingdon

15

Bure

29

Brixton

12

Bronzefield

4

Chelmsford

6

Coldingley

*

Channings Wood

10

Dartmoor

12

Dovegate

33

Drake Hall

*

Doncaster

6

Downview

*

Erlestoke

20

Standford Hill (Sheppey cluster)

18

East Sutton Park

*

Eastwood Park

*

Exeter

3

Elmley (Sheppey cluster)

17

Forest Bank

7

Ford

9

Foston Hall

3

Frankland

42

Full Sutton

19

Featherstone

11

Garth

50

Guys Marsh

6

Grendon/Spring Hill

40

Gartree

41

Hollesley Bay

8

Hatfield

5

Hewell

9

Holme House

23

Hull

46

Humber

18

High Down

9

Highpoint (North and South)

37

Haverigg

34

Isle of Wight

39

Kirkham

10

Kirklevington Grange

6

Leicester

6

Leeds

4

Lancaster Farms

8

Lowdham Grange

25

Lindholme

20

Lincoln

8

Long Lartin

18

Low Newton

4

Liverpool

9

Littlehey

75

Lewes

3

Leyhill

146

Moorland

8

Manchester

23

Mount

20

New Hall

*

Northumberland

29

Nottingham

10

North Sea Camp

87

Norwich

8

Onley

13

Oakwood

22

Peterborough (Male)

5

Portland

*

Peterborough (Female)

*

Preston

5

Pentonville

10

Rochester

3

Rye Hill

25

Ranby

9

Risley

24

Send

7

Stafford

25

Stoke Heath

11

Stocken

16

Swaleside (Sheppey cluster)

41

Swinfen Hall

3

Sudbury

9

Thorn Cross

9

Thameside

*

The Verne

12

Winchester

4

Wakefield

46

Wealstun

12

Woodhill

17

Warren Hill

51

Wayland

43

Wymott

65

Whitemoor

26

Wormwood Scrubs

*

Whatton

117

Wandsworth

*

Table 2: Prisoners serving Imprisonment for Public Protection sentences in Wales, as at 30 June 20

Establishment

N

Total

64

Berwyn

31

Cardiff

3

Parc

14

Swansea

*

Usk

12

Prescoed

*

Data sources and quality

The figures in these tables have been drawn from administrative IT systems which, as with any large scale recording system, are subject to possible errors with data entry and processing.

Note

An asterisk (*) has been used to suppress values of two or less. This is to prevent the disclosure of individual information. Further disclosure control may be completed where this alone is not sufficient.

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