Written Question on Reoffenders

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Date Title Questioner
25 Jul 2018, 2:03 p.m. Reoffenders David Hanson


To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people released from each prison in each year since 2010 were subsequently recalled back into custody (a) within 12 months and (b) within a week.

Answer (Edward Argar)

Information about the number of offenders recalled to custody is held centrally, but it is not possible to cross-reference the data with information held on national systems about offenders released, without incurring disproportionate costs.

Public protection is our priority and recall is used to ensure that offenders on licence who present a high risk of harm to the public or are at risk of re-offending are returned to custody as quickly as possible.

The HMI Probation Thematic Report on Enforcement and Recall, published in February 2018, concluded that: “In this inspection, we found almost all NPS and CRC recall decisions were good decisions, with the NPS particularly good at considering alternatives to recall beforehand.”

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