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Volume 480: debated on Friday 17 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the (a) daily, (b) weekly and (c) monthly (i) percentage and (ii) total turnover of inmates was in each prison establishment (A) in each of the last 10 years and (B) in each month in each of the last three years. (227118)

Information on the turnover of prisoners in each prison establishment is not available. However, during 2006, the last year for which the information is available, there were 90,000 receptions under immediate custodial sentence into all prison establishments in England and Wales. In the same year, there were 78,500 discharges from sentences.

These figures have been drawn from administrative IT systems, which, as with any large scale recording system, are subject to possible errors with data entry and processing.