Prisons: Discipline

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 27th June 2022.

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Photo of Ellie Reeves Ellie Reeves Shadow Minister (Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the fast-track adjudications process does not have disproportionate impacts on protected groups.

Photo of Victoria Atkins Victoria Atkins The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

The Prisons Strategy White Paper set out our ambition to introduce a fast-track adjudications system with rehabilitative interventions for lower-level offences.

We will complete a full impact and equalities assessment for this policy, and we will take the appropriate steps to ensure that prisoners with protected characteristics are not disproportionately negatively impacted by the changes.

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