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Offenders: Employment

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN HL10935, tabled on 23 October 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people of working age leaving prison obtained employment following release in the last year for which information is available.

Answered on

6 November 2018

Based on matched MOJ-DWP data on the proportion of working age adult offenders released from prison in 2011/12, 17% were in employment 12 months after release from custody.

More recent data from 2014/15 indicates that at a national level, 26.5% of prisoners were entering employment upon release, but this data was self-reported and we don’t have a split in this rate for length of sentence served.