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Prisoners Release

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 29 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners have been released in April 2008 as a result of early release schemes. (202060)

The latest available information relates to February, when there were about 2,500 releases on end of custody licence, 1,000 releases under home detention curfew and 50 prisoners removed from the country under the Early Removal scheme. About 150 prisoners were released on parole.