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Hollesley Bay Prison: Prisoners Escape

Volume 468: debated on Thursday 6 December 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners absconded from HM Prison Hollesley Bay in each of the last six years. (169091)

The number of absconds from HMP Hollesley Bay in each of the last six years is as follows:

Number of absconds

2002-03

14

2003-04

36

2004-05

32

2005-06

16

2006-07

21

2007-08 (to end October)1

10

1 Figures recorded for 2007-08 are provisional and subject to change.

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice of what crimes those prisoners who have absconded from HM Prison Hollesley Bay in the last six years had been convicted. (169093)

Statistics are not available for the year 2002-03, however the main index offences for those who absconded from Hollesley Bay in each of the last five years up to end September 2007 are as follows:

Crime type

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

Total

Arson

0

0

0

1

0

1

Breach of Licence

1

0

0

0

0

1

Burglary

8

9

2

8

1

28

Deception

1

0

0

0

1

2

Disorderly conduct

1

0

0

0

0

1

Drug offences

4

8

6

1

0

19

Handling stolen goods

0

0

0

1

1

2

Immigration offences

0

0

1

0

0

1

Manslaughter

0

0

0

1

0

1

Motoring offences

0

3

4

2

2

11

Offensive weapon

0

0

0

1

0

1

Robbery

9

5

1

4

5

24

Theft

4

2

0

0

0

6

Threatening behaviour

0

1

0

0

0

1

Threats to kill

1

0

0

0

0

1

Violence against the person

4

4

1

2

0

11

Not recorded

3

0

1

0

0

4

Total

36

32

16

21

10

115

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners who have absconded from HM Prison Hollesley Bay in the last six years remain at large. (169094)

Statistics are not available for the year 2002-03, however the information held by the establishment of those for whom there is no record of recapture is as follows.

Absconds remaining at large.

2002-03

n/a

2003-04

4

2004-05

5

2005-06

3

2006-07

0

2007-081, 2

2

1 To end September.

2 Figures recorded for 2007-08 are provisional and subject to change.