Prisoners: Wales

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 13th September 2022.

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Photo of Rachel Maclean Rachel Maclean The Minister of State, Home Department, The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

This information can only be provided from 2009 onwards. The available data can be found in table form below.


Number of prisoners with a Welsh Origin Address









It is not possible to infer from an address in Wales that an individual considers themselves Welsh or English. HM Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) cannot identify English and Welsh prisoners. Someone with an address, for example in London, may consider themselves to be Welsh, while someone with an address in Wales may not. UK nationals have a nationality of British. Therefore, the data shown are not necessarily representative of those who identify as English or Welsh. English, Welsh, Scottish and Northern Irish are not captured on our database as separate nationalities.

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