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star this property date less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Ministry of Justice: Written Questions more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 19 June 2014 to Question 200960, when he plans to write to the hon. Member for Coventry South to provide the information he omitted to provide in that Answer. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 212532 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text <p /> <p>I wrote to the Honourable Member on 3 November with the information he requested in his Question 200960, and apologising for the delay in writing to him.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Selous more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T17:21:31.7181985Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T17:21:31.7181985Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Selous remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
90365
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-09-02more like thismore than 2014-09-02
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Young Offender Institutions: Bullying more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of incidents of bullying in youth custody institutions in each year since May 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 207903 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-16more like thismore than 2014-09-16
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>Bullying is taken very seriously across the youth estate. All youth custody establishments must have an anti-bullying policy and safeguarding arrangements in place which address both the causes and effects of bullying. The safety of young people and approaches for managing challenging behaviour in custody are monitored by the Youth Justice Board and independent inspectorates.</p><p> </p><p>Data on the number of incidents of bullying in youth custody institutions are collected by individual establishments in order to assist them in managing bullying but information is not held centrally. Whilst healthcare providers will have data about mental health issues, this information is not held centrally and is not routinely collected alongside bullying information.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Selous more like this
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207907 more like this
207909 more like this
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less than 2014-09-16T15:45:33.6129751Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-16T15:45:33.6129751Z
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1453
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Selous remove filter
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4243
unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
90360
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-09-02more like thismore than 2014-09-02
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Young Offender Institutions: Bullying more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he has taken to prevent bullying in the youth custody environment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 207907 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-16more like thismore than 2014-09-16
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>Bullying is taken very seriously across the youth estate. All youth custody establishments must have an anti-bullying policy and safeguarding arrangements in place which address both the causes and effects of bullying. The safety of young people and approaches for managing challenging behaviour in custody are monitored by the Youth Justice Board and independent inspectorates.</p><p> </p><p>Data on the number of incidents of bullying in youth custody institutions are collected by individual establishments in order to assist them in managing bullying but information is not held centrally. Whilst healthcare providers will have data about mental health issues, this information is not held centrally and is not routinely collected alongside bullying information.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Selous more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
207903 more like this
207909 more like this
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less than 2014-09-16T15:45:35.5546081Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-16T15:45:35.5546081Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Selous remove filter
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4243
unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
90352
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-09-02more like thismore than 2014-09-02
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Young Offender Institutions: Bullying more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of victims of bullying in youth custody institutions who suffer from mental health issues. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 207909 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-16more like thismore than 2014-09-16
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>Bullying is taken very seriously across the youth estate. All youth custody establishments must have an anti-bullying policy and safeguarding arrangements in place which address both the causes and effects of bullying. The safety of young people and approaches for managing challenging behaviour in custody are monitored by the Youth Justice Board and independent inspectorates.</p><p> </p><p>Data on the number of incidents of bullying in youth custody institutions are collected by individual establishments in order to assist them in managing bullying but information is not held centrally. Whilst healthcare providers will have data about mental health issues, this information is not held centrally and is not routinely collected alongside bullying information.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Selous more like this
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207903 more like this
207907 more like this
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less than 2014-09-16T15:45:35.6759788Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-16T15:45:35.6759788Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Selous remove filter
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4243
unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
89799
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-08-29more like thismore than 2014-08-29
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Prisoners' Transfers more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many determinate sentence prisoners with more than two years to serve to their earliest release date were moved to open prisons in (a) 2013-14, (b) 2012-13 and (c) 2011-12. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Exeter more like this
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Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
star this property uin 207334 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-04more like thismore than 2014-09-04
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>Determinate sentence prisoners are not allocated to open prisons with more than two years to serve to their expected release date.</p><p> </p><p>Categorisation and allocation to open prison is never an automatic progression. Public protection is foremost in the decision making process. Only prisoners who have successfully completed offending behaviour essential to their risk reduction and whose risks are manageable in conditions of low security will be allowed to an open prison.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Selous more like this
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less than 2014-09-04T16:23:14.9516794Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-04T16:23:14.9516794Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Selous remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
90358
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-09-02more like thismore than 2014-09-02
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Prisoners' Release more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners re-categorised as suitable for Category D who were over two years from their earliest release date were sent to open conditions in the last year. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 207933 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-11more like thismore than 2014-09-11
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>I refer the Rt hon. Member to the answer my predecessor gave in June. We do not centrally hold data on the number of prisoners transferred from closed to open prisons for the time period requested or the time left to serve at the point of recategorisation and allocation to the open estate. Consequently, the information requested could be obtained only at disproportionate cost, as it would involve a manual trawl through the records of every prisoner transferred to an open prison in the last year to identify if they were over two years from their earliest release date at the point of recategorisation and then allocation to an open prison.</p><p> </p><p>Two years is considered to be the maximum time a prisoner should spend in open conditions. However, assessment of a prisoner’s individual risks and needs may support earlier categorisation to open conditions. Such cases must have the reasons for their categorisation fully documented and confirmed in writing by the Governing Governor.</p><p> </p><p>Categorisation and allocation to open prison is never an automatic progression. Public protection is foremost in the decision making process. Only prisoners who have successfully completed offending behaviour work essential to their risk reduction and whose risks are manageable in conditions of low security will be allocated to an open prison.</p><p /> <p>The earliest date on which an indeterminate sentence prisoner may be released from custody is on completion of his “tariff” – that is, the minimum period to be served in custody, as determined by the Court, for the purposes of retribution and deterrence. These prisoners do not have fixed release dates, so even if the data on transfers was readily available, it would not be possible to identify a length of time left to be served in these cases. The vast majority of indeterminate sentence prisoners will be transferred to open conditions only on a positive recommendation from the independent Parole Board. Where they can show that they have made exceptional progress and where there are no known or documented concerns about their risk of harm or risk of abscond, they may be transferred without a positive recommendation from the Parole Board.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Selous more like this
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less than 2014-09-11T16:13:42.0161887Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-11T16:13:42.0161887Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Selous remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-09-08more like thismore than 2014-09-08
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Probation more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will place in the Library a copy of the assessment of the Major Projects Authority on his plans for the Probation Service. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warrington North more like this
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Helen Jones more like this
star this property uin 208483 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-11more like thismore than 2014-09-11
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>It is standard practice for the Major Projects Authority (MPA) to undertake assessments of major projects and programmes, such as the Transforming Rehabilitation (TR) reforms to the Probation Service. The MPA has had full access to the TR programme documentation, and the MPA’s assessments, which are focused on assuring delivery of the reforms, are provided in confidence to the programme leadership. In order not to prejudice commercial interests, there are no plans to publish the MPA assessment in the House of Commons Library.</p><p> </p><p>The programme of reforms is on track. We are currently managing the competition which will appoint the owners of the 21 Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs). We have a healthy competition across all areas with over 80 bidders and an average of 4 bidders per contract package area. Bids are currently being rigorously assessed, and we are on track to announce the contract winners for each CRC by the end of 2014.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Selous more like this
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less than 2014-09-11T15:42:36.9003394Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-11T15:42:36.9003394Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Selous remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Helen Jones more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-09-09more like thismore than 2014-09-09
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Probation more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what domestic violence training programmes are available for probation staff; and how many probation staff have undertaken domestic violence training in the last 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 208827 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-24more like thismore than 2014-09-24
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>Prior to 1 June 2014 when the National Probation Service (NPS) was set up along with 21 community rehabilitation companies (CRCs), 35 independent Probation Trusts were responsible for commissioning specialist training such as domestic violence for probation staff.</p><p> </p><p>Since June 2014, a new National Probation Training team has been set up for NPS.</p><p> </p><p>Currently, the National Offender Management Service is commissioning a new domestic abuse package to reflect recent changes in practice and ensure a consistent national standard of training. In the interim, the seven NPS divisions are continuing to deliver their own local domestic violence training packages.</p><p> </p><p>Training is also available for probation officers to use a specific tool for assessing the risk of domestic abuse and to case manage offenders subject to domestic violence programmes.</p><p> </p><p>Before June 2014 there were 35 Probation Trusts, which have now been replaced by the NPS and the CRCs. Information is not available centrally on the number of staff in the former probation trusts who have undertaken domestic violence training in the last 12 months as this was held at a local level.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Selous more like this
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less than 2014-09-24T11:57:54.9975514Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-24T11:57:54.9975514Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Selous remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-09more like thismore than 2014-07-09
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Open Prisons more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of prisoners who were liable for deportation (a) applied for and (b) were refused Category D prison status in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
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Philip Davies more like this
star this property uin 204755 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-04more like thismore than 2014-09-04
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>Prisoners liable to any type of enforcement proceedings are risk assessed very carefully to ensure they are suitable for open conditions. On 13 August 2014 we amended the Prison and YOI Rules so that prisoners who have a Deportation Order served against them and have exhausted their rights of appeal from within the UK can no longer be moved to open conditions or considered for temporary release.</p><p>Prisoners who have not yet been served with a Deportation Order, but are being considered by the Home Office for removal from the UK, are now subject to a more rigorous assessment before being considered for open conditions or temporary release to ensure that they are of very low risk of absconding.</p><p>To provide information on the number and proportion of prisoners who were liable for deportation and had applied for, and were refused Category D/open conditions status in each of the last five years could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Selous more like this
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less than 2014-09-04T16:45:00.4579281Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-04T16:45:00.4579281Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Selous remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
90363
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-09-02more like thismore than 2014-09-02
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Open Prisons: Prisoner Escapes more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many days each of the offenders who absconded from open conditions in 2014 had served there before they absconded. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 207931 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-11more like thismore than 2014-09-11
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>Progression to open prison is never automatic and only those prisoners who are assessed as a low risk of harm to the public and a low risk of abscond will be held in open conditions. Prisoners serving longer sentences may be allocated to open prison towards the end of their sentence but only where they have successfully completed relevant offending behaviour work that is judged to have reduced any risks. In the case of ISPs this generally involves a recommendation from the Parole Board. The table below shows how many days each offender had been in open conditions prior to the date of abscond.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Table 1: Number of days served in open prison prior to absconding, January 2014 to March 2014</strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Time since arrival</p></td><td><p>Number of absconders</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>On day of arrival</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1st or 2nd full day</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>3 days to 7 days</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>8 days to 30 days</p></td><td><p>4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>31 days to 3 months (90 days)</p></td><td><p>24</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>3 months to 6 months (91 to 182 days)</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>6 months to 1 year</p></td><td><p>4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Over 1 year</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Figures from April 2014 onwards are not yet available. Over 97% of prisoners who abscond are re-captured and returned to custody.</p><p> </p><p>Absconds have reached record lows under this Government. Abscond levels are down 80% over the last 10 years.</p><p> </p><p>The sentence length at the time of the abscond is not readily available for all absconds in 2013/14. As sentences can change due to further criminal or prison offences it would be necessary to write out to each establishment and analyse each prisoner’s records to determine the remaining sentence length at the time of the abscond. This could only be achieved at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>Figures for the number of absconds, by prison, since 1995 are provided in the Prison Digest contained in the Prison and Probation Trusts Performance Statistics. This can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/prison-and-probation-trusts-performance-statistics-201314" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/prison-and-probation-trusts-performance-statistics-201314</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Selous more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 207932 more like this
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less than 2014-09-11T14:43:46.9641157Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-11T14:43:46.9641157Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Selous remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this