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Prisoners: Females

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN HL6864, tabled on 10 March 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many incidents of physical restraint took place in the female prison estate on women aged (1) 18 to 24, and (2) 25 years or older, in each year since 2018.

Answered on

24 March 2022

The requested data on use of force incidents is available for the 12 month periods ending March 2019 to March 2021. This is detailed in the attached Excel spreadsheet.

Every use of physical force is reviewed, and prison officers receive appropriate training to ensure that it is only used when necessary, reasonable and proportionate.