Written Questions are submitted by MPs or Lords to receive information from a Department.
|4 Feb 2019, 3:56 p.m.||Prisoners' Release: Sexual Offences||David Hanson|
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners released from training prisons whose sentences were for sexual offences did not receive (a) Community Rehabilitation Company resettlement and (b) Through the Gate services on release in each of the last three years.
Answer (Rory Stewart)
Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) do not hold the specific information requested centrally and it could only be obtained at disproportionate cost by manually searching offender records to ascertain whether those released from training prisons were offered resettlement activities or Through the Gate services following their release from prison.
We are taking decisive action to improve the delivery of probation services in England and Wales, including investing £22million in extra support for offenders leaving prison. When sex offenders are released, they are closely monitored by police and probation and subject to strict licence conditions – and liable to be returned to custody for breaching them. We have introduced a new Director General role for Probation to develop a dedicated approach to managing sex offenders, and we are expanding supervised accommodation, investing in training and deploying specially trained probation officers to focus on sex offenders in prison.