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Prisoners Release

Volume 478: debated on Monday 23 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many offenders not yet returned to prison after recall of their end of custody licence had been recalled for (a) alleged re-offending, (b) failure to live at an approved address, (c) failure to maintain contact with the Probation Service and (d) poor behaviour. (213338)

894 offenders placed on End of Custody Licence have been recalled to custody for breaching the conditions of the scheme as at 16 May 2008. This represents 3.4 per cent. of those released on to the scheme. Data on ECL release and recall which have been published monthly since the scheme began, can be found at:

http://www.justice.gov.uk/publications/endofcustody licence.htm

Of those recalled and who remained unlawfully at large as of 19 June, 24 were recalled for alleged re-offending (six of whom had also failed to live at their approved address); 31 were recalled for failure to live at an approved address (four of whom had also failed to maintain contact with the Probation Service); 46 were recalled for failure to maintain contact with the Probation Service (three of whom also had poor behaviour); and eight were recalled for poor behaviour.