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Prison population and community payback orders: FOI release

Published: 16 Oct 2019

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Published:
16 Oct 2019
Prison population and community payback orders: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/201900003848
Date received: 5 Sep 2019
Date responded: 1 Oct 2019
Information requested

You asked for the numbers of people in prison or returning to their community and the number of people on community payback orders from the postcode areas ML1 3, ML2 7, ML3 9 and ML4 1.

Response

The following table contains the number of people in these postcode sectors in prison at 24 September 2019, broken down by status.

 

Postcode sector

Earliest date of liberation (EDL)

in 2019

 

EDL in 2020

EDL in 2021 or later (including those with no EDL)

 

Remand

 

Total

ML1 3

6

9

4

3

22

ML2 7

8

9

16

7

40

ML3 9

4

7

24

4

39

ML4 1

5

4

9

5

23

While our aim is to provide all the information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not centrally hold information on community payback orders (CPOs) at this level of geography. Local authority level figures on CPOs can be found at https://www2.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Crime-Justice/Datasets/SocialWork/CPOs.

Delivering CPOs is the responsibility of the relevant local authority. I would suggest that you contact [redacted], Justice Social Work Manager, North Lanarkshire Council [redacted] if you are looking to support individuals on CPOs in the area or those who are looking for voluntary throughcare support after their release from prison. Updated CPO practice guidance was published earlier this year which supports effective practice, includes a focus on breach and compliance, and reiterates the importance of successful completion.

You may also be aware that throughcare support is available on a national basis for short term prisoners (sentences up to four years) leaving prison through the New Routes and Shine Public Social Partnerships.
Additional information is available at
https://www.thewisegroup.co.uk/community-justice/new-routes/ and https://www.shinementoring.org/

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