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Prisoner Escapes

Volume 472: debated on Tuesday 26 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners in each contracted-out prison (a) escaped from prison and (b) escaped from escorts in each of the last five years. (188307)

Information on the number of escapes from prison and escapes from escort at each contracted prison is provided in the following tables for each financial year to 31 March and for the current year until 31 January 2008.

Escapes from prisons

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

Altcourse

0

0

0

0

0

Ashfield

0

0

0

0

0

Bronzefield1

n/a

0

0

0

0

Doncaster

0

0

0

0

0

Dovegate

0

0

0

0

0

Forest Bank

0

0

0

0

0

Lowdham Grange

0

0

0

1

0

Parc

1

0

0

0

0

Peterborough2

n/a

n/a

0

0

0

Rye Hill

0

0

0

0

0

Wolds

0

0

0

0

0

In the end of year Performance Report on Offender Management Targets 2006-07 (PROMT) published in July 2007 on the NOMS website, targets for the rate of escape from prison and prison escorts below 0.05 per cent. of the average population, were met by both the public sector and the contracted estate.

The target for fewer than one in 20,000 escapes from prison and prison escorts was also met.

Escapes from prison escort

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

Altcourse

0

0

0

0

0

Ashfield

0

0

0

0

0

Bronzefield1

n/a

0

0

0

0

Doncaster

0

0

0

0

0

Dovegate

0

0

0

0

0

Forest Bank

0

1

1

0

0

Lowdham Grange

0

0

0

0

0

Parc

0

0

0

0

0

Peterborough2

n/a

n/a

0

0

1

Rye Hill

0

1

1

0

0

Wolds

0

0

0

0

0

1 HMP Bronzefield did not become operational until 4 June.

2 HMP Peterborough did not become operational until March 2005