Prisoners: Older People

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 1st December 2020.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) male, and (2) female, prisoners in England and Wales are aged 80 or over.

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As at 30th September 2020, there were 311 male prisoners and 4 female prisoners aged 80 or over in England and Wales.

These figures 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.

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