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Doncaster Prison

Volume 264: debated on Friday 20 October 1995

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list by category all reported acts of concerted indiscipline, fires, escapes and attempted escapes from prison, escapes and attempted escapes from escort, deaths, hostage situations, wrongful releases, miscellaneous or any other incidents at Doncaster prison from 1 September 1994 to 30 June 1995. [37341]

Responsibility for this matter has been delegated to the temporary Director General of the Prison Service, who has been asked to arrange for a reply to be given.

Letter from Richard Tilt to Mr. Doug Hoyle, dated 20 October 1995:

The Home Secretary has asked me to reply to your recent Question asking for a list by category of all reported acts of concerted indiscipline, fires, escapes and attempted escapes from prison, escapes and attempted escapes from escort, deaths, hostage situations, wrongful releases, miscellaneous or any other incidents at Doncaster Prison from 1st September to 30th June 1995.
The information is given in the attached table.

Incident type

Number

Assaults111
Deaths2
Self-harm90
Barricades1
Fires9
Concerted indiscipline11
Food refusal4
Drug finds152
Tool loss/finds4
Miscellaneous10
Failure to return1
Release in error3
Hostage0
Recaptures/surrenders5
Total403