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Prisoner Transfers

Volume 476: debated on Monday 2 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the maximum time is for which a prisoner may be confined in a prisoner transport vehicle without a break. (202509)

For long journeys, the maximum time that escort contractors can confine a prisoner in a prisoner transport vehicle without a break is two and a half hours. If a journey is scheduled to take less than two and a half hours but is delayed due to road conditions, prisoners are offered a comfort stop where this is practical and possible.