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Orders for Lifelong Restrictions statistics: FOI release

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


Information requested

1. Since the introduction of Orders for Lifelong Restrictions under s210F of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 how many such sentences have been made in the Courts in Scotland?

2. How many persons under such sentence of OLR have ever been released on licence or otherwise from prison during the course of the OLR?

3. How many prisoners are presently serving a sentence under an OLR?

4. How many prisoners sentenced to OLR have died in prison? (This question is to cover the possible statistical anomaly of present serving prisoners versus sentences passed.)

Response

I enclose a copy of some of the information you requested - the number of people receiving the Order for Lifelong Restriction in Scottish Courts (Question 1) is published in the table 7(a) of the Criminal Proceedings in Scotland, 2019-20 bulletin available here. Please find an extended version of this table provided below:

Number of people receiving the Order for Lifelong Restriction as a main penalty, 2008-09 to 2019-20.

2008-09

1

2009-10

9

2010-11

13

2011-12

10

2012-13

17

2013-14

17

2014-15

20

2015-16

10

2016-17

9

2017-18

13

2018-19

15

2019-20

14

Source: Scottish Government's Criminal Proceedings database

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not have some of the information you have requested.

However, you may wish to contact the Risk Management Authority at info@rma.gov.scot marked FAO the Freedom of Information Officer, who may be able to answer Questions 2, 3 and 4.

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