Written Question on Prisons: Digital Technology

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Date Title Questioner
20 Jul 2018, 9:35 a.m. Prisons: Digital Technology David Hanson


To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to his speech of 10 July 2018 to the Centre for Social Justice, in which parts of the prison estate the digital categorisation tool has been trialed; and what impact assessment findings have been made from that trial.

Answer (Rory Stewart)

We have been conducting a trial of the prototype version of the digital categorisation tool at HMP Cardiff and HMP Swansea. Offenders have continued to be categorised under the existing process while the tool is run in parallel to test its impact. We will assess the differences in categorisation once the trials are complete, and continue to develop and test the digital tool in the coming months.

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