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Prisoners’ Release

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 10th October 2018

Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 6 July 2018 to Question 158711 on Prisoners’ Release, which offence was committed in each of the cases of violence against the person and the case of sexual assault.

Rory Stewart The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

Prison records indicate that the alleged offences involved in these five cases were: “affray” (in two cases), “assault” (in two cases), and “sexual assault”. There are strict rules and risk assessments before anyone is considered for temporary release and research suggests that people who get this time in the community are less likely to offend when they leave prison. Over 99% of temporary releases are completed successfully and most failures do not involve offending. Anyone breaking the rules faces extra time in prison.