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Prison Sentences

Volume 508: debated on Wednesday 24 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people in Northern Ireland have received an indeterminate sentence for public protection in each month since the introduction of such sentences. (322369)

Indeterminate custodial sentences are available for serious sexual or violent offences committed on or after 15 May 2008, where the court determines that the offender is dangerous and that an extended custodial sentence would not be adequate to protect the public from serious harm.

No indeterminate custodial sentences have been imposed so far.