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Prisoners

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN HL1190, tabled on 17 June 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many prisoners with an Imprisonment for Public Protection sentence are waiting for a place on an offender behaviour programme, broken down by prison; and what is the average waiting time at each prison for a prisoner with an Imprisonment for Public Protection sentence to obtain a place on such a course.

Answered on

1 July 2021

There are 161 prisoners with Imprisonment for Public Protection (IPP) sentences identified as currently waiting for an accredited offending behaviour or sexual offending programme. For the purposes of answering this question we have considered accredited offending behaviour programmes to be defined as both offending behaviour and sexual offending programmes. Substance misuse programmes are the responsibility of NHS commissioners and we do not hold this information.

This table below shows each prison with IPP prisoners waiting to commence an accredited general, violence, domestic violence, or sexual offending programme based on information gathered from an April 2021 snapshot of data returns from prisons which run accredited offending behaviour programmes. The information has been drawn from local records and, as with any large-scale reporting tool, may be subject to inaccuracies as well as subject to change.

The numbers presented reflect those who are fully assessed as suitable and identified as motivated and waiting for a place. The symbol ‘- ‘denotes suppressed values of 5 or fewer to avoid the risk of identifying individuals.

Prison

Offending Behaviour Programmes

Sexual Offending Programmes

Ashfield

6

Belmarsh

_

Birmingham

_

Buckley Hall

_

Bullingdon

_

Bure

_

Channings Wood

_

Dartmoor

_

8

Dovegate

_

Downview

_

Elmley

_

Erlestoke

_

Forest Bank

_

Frankland

_

_

Full Sutton

_

Garth

_

_

Gartree

_

Guys Marsh

_

Highpoint

_

Hindley

_

Holme House

_

Hull

_

IOW

_

Lancaster Farms

_

Lewes

_

Lindholme

12

Littlehey

_

8

Long Lartin

_

Lowdham Grange

_

Manchester

_

Moorland

_

New Hall

_

Northumberland

_

_

Oakwood

_

Parc

_

Risley

_

Rye Hill

_

6

Stafford

_

Stocken

_

Stoke Heath

_

Swaleside

_

Swinfen Hall

_

The Mount

_

Wakefield

_

_

Wayland

_

Wealstun

_

Whatton

7

Whitemoor

_

Woodhill

_

Wymott

_

_

Grand Total

109

52

It has not been possible to provide the information requested in respect of average waiting time as it could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.

The Government’s primary responsibility is to protect the public. Accredited programmes aim to protect the public and reduce reoffending and are part of a range of rehabilitation and risk reduction opportunities available. In recent years, there has been a reinvestment from shorter, moderate intensity programmes in favour of longer, higher intensity programmes. HM Prison and Probation Service remains committed to supporting the progression of those serving IPP and life sentences in custody, so that the Parole Board may direct their release, or as the case may be, re-release, as soon as it is safe to do so.