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Dartmoor Prison (Escapes)

Volume 440: debated on Thursday 17 July 1947

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many escapes have taken place from Dartmoor prison for each of the nine months from October, 1946, to June, 1947, respectively; and the length of time each of the men concerned was at large.

In six of the nine months there were no escapes. In November one man was away for two hours and four men for 24 hours: in January four Borstal inmates were away from a few to 24: and in April two men were away for one and three-quarters hours.