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Bromley Briefings Prison Factfile

NCJ Number
Date Published
December 2011
80 pages
Overviews and detailed data are presented and discussed for England and Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland as of December 2011.
The prison overviews address prison populations as of December 2011, incarceration trends, overall criminal justice costs and prison costs in recent years, inmate characteristics, and recidivism outcomes after imprisonment. Separate sections of the report provide detailed data and discussion on prison-related issues for Great Britain. Four sections address prison overcrowding, sentencing trends, life and indeterminate sentences, and the remand population. Two other sections present data and information on releases from and recalls to prison as well as reoffending. Sections that address inmate characteristics and categories of the inmate population consider the social characteristics of prisoners; mothers and fathers in custody as well as their children, female inmates, minority ethnic prisoners, foreign national prisoners, children in prison, young people in prison (18-20 year-olds), older people in prison (ages 50 and over), and prisoners with learning disabilities and difficulties. Other sections of the report provide statistics and information on inmate health-related issues, i.e., mental health; deaths in custody; disability, health and well-being; drugs; and alcohol. Data on activities and issues pertinent to offender rehabilitation are addressed in sections on housing and employment, education and skills, financial exclusion, and prison work and volunteering. Data and information on corrections management and policies consider Ministry of Justice compliance with standards related to Prison Service performance and staffing, private prisons, long-term trends and future prison building, community solutions, restorative justice, and public perceptions of crime. Extensive tables, figures, and notes