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Prisoners' Release

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN HL10937, tabled on 23 October 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people were granted compassionate release from prison on the grounds of ill-health in (1) 2017, and (2) 2018 to date.

Answered on

6 November 2018

The number of prisoners granted early release on compassionate grounds for reasons of ill-health in 2017 and 2018 to date are as follows:



2018 to date




These figures have been drawn from internal records and the Public Protection Unit Database in HM Prison and Probation Service. As with any large scale recording systems, they are subject to possible errors with data migration and data processing.