Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 9th June 2022.
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the press release entitled Offenders to face toughest test yet for open prison moves, published by his department on 5 June 2022, whether he has made an estimate of the number of potential moves that will be assessed by the Lord Chancellor each year under.
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the announcement of 5 June 2022, Offenders to face toughest test yet for open prison moves, whether he plans to publish an annual summary of his decision making through the new process.
From 6 June, all indeterminate sentence prisoners recommended for a move to open conditions by the Parole Board will face much stricter criteria. The new rules will mean the Deputy Prime Minister can block any such prisoner moving to an open prison unless they can demonstrably pass a tough three-step test including:
It is expected that the Parole Board will make fewer recommendations than was the case under the previous criteria, although no formal estimate has been made of the number of recommendations which will need to be considered by Ministers personally or by officials under approved delegated authority.
There are no plans to publish an annual summary of decisions made in the new process.
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