Skip to main content

Prisons: Discrimination

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 109388, tabled on 24 October 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what information his Department and its agencies hold on incidence of (a) anti-Semitism, (b) Islamophobia,(c) racism and (d) homophobia by prison guards and prisoners; and how such information is recorded.

Answered on

1 November 2017

Information on such incidents is collected by each prison, and prisons are encouraged to review trends at a local level. We are looking at our prisoner complaint processes including those relating to equality or discrimination issues in light of the recommendations of the Lammy Review into Race in the Criminal Justice System.