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Prisoners' Release: Curfews

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 32661, tabled on 20 March 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average period of home detention curfew was in each of the last five years for those released early from prison that were sentenced to (a) less than or equal to six months, (b) greater than six months and less than 12 months, (c) 12 months to less than two years and (d) two years to less than four years.

Answered on

30 March 2020

HDC allows prisoners to be released up to 135 days before their automatic release date at the halfway point of their sentence, to work towards rehabilitation and resettlement in the community, while remaining subject to strict conditions. The attached table shows the average number of days spent on HDC by offenders released in the last four years for which annual data is available (2015 to 2018), reliable data is not available for 2014.