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Prisoners

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 109714, tabled on 25 October 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners serving imprisonment for public protection sentences there are in each prison; and how many such prisoners have already served their minimum tariff.

Answered on

3 November 2017

Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) is focused on giving IPP prisoners the support, opportunities and motivation they need to progress more quickly, so that once they have completed their tariff and are reviewed by the Parole Board, they have the best possible prospects for securing release.

Unto that end, and as part of a joint action plan with the Parole Board, HMPPS has implemented measures such as individual psychology-led central case reviews and increased access to specific offending behaviour programmes. Additionally, and building upon the success of the Progression Regime at HMP Warren Hill, HMPPS is planning for three new Progression Regimes to be opened by the end of March 2018.

These initiatives are working. During 2016/17, 46% of all IPP prisoners considered by the Parole Board were released and 24% recommended for a move to open conditions. 576 IPP prisoners were released in 2016, more than ever before. 315 IPP prisoners have already been released in the first half of 2017.

The attached table shows how many unreleased prisoners serving indeterminate sentences of Imprisonment for Public Protection (IPP) are located in each establishment and how many have served their minimum tariff.