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Sexual Offences

Volume 498: debated on Monday 26 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) how many (a) male and (b) female prisoners in Northern Ireland who (i) have been convicted of and (ii) are awaiting trial on charges of sexual offences are housed in each location in each prison in Northern Ireland; (294333)

(2) how many sex offenders were in prison in Northern Ireland on 1 September 2009.

As of 19 October 2009 there were (a) 194 males and (b) one female totalling 195 sex offenders in Northern Ireland prisons. The following table shows the breakdown of the prisoner custodial category and their location within each prison.

Establishment

House

Sentenced (i)

Remand (ii)

Total

Maghaberry

Bann

1

1

Braid

1

1

Bush

17

20

37

Erne

3

3

Glen

2

2

Lagan

3

13

16

Pre-release scheme

1

1

Roe

6

5

11

Special Supervision Unit

2

2

Wilson

4

4

Magilligan

Alpha

23

23

Foyleview

5

5

Halward

1

1

H Block 1

1

1

H Block 2

39

39

Sperrin

38

38

Hydebank Wood male

Beech

2

2

Cedar

3

1

4

Elm

1

1

Willow

1

1

2

Hydebank Wood female

Ash

1

1

Total

152

43

195

On 1 September there were 191 sex offenders in Northern Ireland prisons.