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Prisoners: Disability

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN HL5971, tabled on 4 February 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance, if any, is provided by the Parole Board on the importance of prisoners with disabilities attending live sporting events as part of the rehabilitation and parole processes; and how many prisoners with disabilities participate in football as a player or spectator in (a) prison-based, and (b) external football programmes.

Answered on

17 February 2022

The Parole Board has not provided specific guidance on this issue. If a prisoner has engaged in sports-focused rehabilitation, this could form part of the evidence which is considered at parole hearings.

HMPPS and MoJ hold no data on the number of prisoners with disabilities participating in football as a player or spectator either in (a) prison-based, or (b) external football programmes.