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Prisoners

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN HL10575, tabled on 23 November 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) male, and (2) female, prisoners are currently serving an extended determinate sentence with a custodial term of (a) 12 months to two years, (b) two to four years, (c) four to five years, (d) five to seven years, (e) seven to 10 years, (f) 10 to 14 years, and (g) 14 years or more.

Answered on

7 December 2020

As of 30th September 2020, data on offenders serving extended determinate sentences broken down into the categories requested is as follows:

Sentence length bands

Male

Female

Total

5,764

74

12 months to 2 years

16

*

2 years to 4 years

111

0

4 years to 5 years

584

23

5 years to 7 years

862

12

7 years to 10 years

1,547

21

10 years to 14 years

1,335

14

More than 14 years

1,303

*

Sentence length other/ unrecorded

6

0

The data above shows the custodial term imposed under the extended determinate sentence and therefore the maximum time offenders serving the sentence could spend in custody. Such prisoners may be released after having served two thirds of this custodial term at the discretion of the parole board.

The figures in these tables have been drawn from large scale administrative data systems - as such there may be errors in data entry and processing. Small values have been suppressed in the above table to protect the identity of individuals.