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Prisons: Discipline

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 37078, tabled on 18 May 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Answer of 13 January 2016 to Question 20908, on prisons: discipline, how many days were added in each prison establishment as a result of adjudications in 2015.

Answered on

27 May 2016

The number of awards of additional days and the number of days given in each prison establishment as a result of adjudications in 2015 can be found in Table 1 attached. For context, the total number of awards and days given in the last 5 years can be found in Table 2 below.

Table 2 – Number of instances and days of additional days for all prison establishments (1,2), England and Wales, 2010 - 2015

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

Number of awards where additional days were given

13,788

8,690

9,537

9,125

10,265

13,000

Number of days for which additional days were given(2)

247,630

147,869

153,253

134,672

156,070

215,348

1 - Figures relate to all proven adjudications and include suspended and prospective punishments

2 - Figures correspond to the sum of the number of days given for each punishment received after an incident of misbehaviour.

If an offender receives 2 punishments as a result of an assault against a prison officer and each punishment attracts 20 days,

then the offender will have received a total of 40 days of additional days

Data Sources and Quality

These figures have been drawn from administrative IT systems which, as with any large scale recording system, are subject to

possible errors with data entry and processing.