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Prisoners Release: Reoffenders

Volume 504: debated on Wednesday 27 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many offences were committed by prisoners released for Christmas 2009. (312903)

No offences were recorded against any offender released on temporary licence (ROTL) over the Christmas period. Every prisoner who submits a request for ROTL is seen by a board which consists of prison and probation staff. A stringent risk assessment is carried out before any decision is made to grant the application. Throughout the whole process public protection is paramount.

These figures have been drawn from live administrative data systems which may be amended at any time. Although care is taken when processing and analysing the returns, the detail collected is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system.

These figures may change should any further offences relating to this period be identified and reported to National Offender Management Service.