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Prisoners: Females

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 4117, tabled on 24 June 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the offences and length of time served in prison are of each of the 20 longest serving female prisoners.

Answered on

2 July 2015

Of the twenty female prisoners who had served the longest amount of time in custody, as of 31 March 2015, twelve had served between 14 and 18 years and eight had served 18 years or more.

All bar two of those female offenders were imprisoned for violent offences against the person.