Prisoners' Release

(asked on 11th January 2024) - View Source

Question to the Ministry of Justice:

To ask His Majesty's Government what is the (1) mean, and (2) median, number of months that prisoners serving an extended determinate sentence spent in prison beyond their parole eligibility date, in each of the last five years.

Answered by
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Lord Bellamy
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Justice)
This question was answered on 25th January 2024

The information requested could only be obtained at disproportionate cost. Centrally collated prisons releases data held by the department do not include Parole Eligibility Dates (PED), as such, we are not able to calculate the time post-PED at point of release. The question’s reference to ‘months spent’ relates to those who have since been released, so bringing all the required data together would exceed costs.

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