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Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN HL9529, tabled on 26 October 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the reoffending rates for prisoners who receive visits from family members, broken down by gender.

Answered on

9 November 2020

Families and friends can be a positive influence on reducing reoffending. Strengthening the ties individuals have with their families and friends is one of the many important factors to successful rehabilitation and reducing intergenerational crime.

Information relating to reoffending and individuals who receive visits from their family whilst in prison, are recorded on separate case management systems and therefore the information requested is not readily available without incurring disproportionate cost.

The latest published data on reoffending rates for prison leavers was published on 29th October. While information relating to those in receipt of visits is not available, the rates broken down by gender can be found in table A2 at