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Prisoners (Parole)

Volume 718: debated on Wednesday 3 November 1965

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the total number of prisoners per year who receive parole and are paroled to the care of probation officers.

Prisoners are not at present released on parole except for certain temporary purposes. Provisional figures of those released on licence during 1964 are a follows—

Sentence imposedMenWomen
Corrective training28012
Preventive detention2024
Life imprisonment200
Detention during Her Majesty's Pleasure20
Imprisonment—persons under 21 when sentenced1,27260
A prisoner released on licence is normally placed under the supervision of the Central After-Care Association and this commonly, but not necessarily, involves supervision by a probation officer.