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Escape Histories

Volume 457: debated on Thursday 8 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether escapes, attempted escapes or absconds from prison are added to an individual's criminal record. (116210)

While lawfully at large an individual who escapes or absconds from prison is recorded by the police on the Police National Computer (PNC) Wanted/Missing Index when notified by the prison. Such details do not however form part of an individual’s conviction history unless charged and convicted for escaping or absconding from prison.