Releases (quarterly)

A release is defined as a release from prison where the prisoner has finished serving the custodial term of their sentence(s) and excludes:

  • civil non-criminal prisoners
  • persons committed to custody for non-payment of a fine
  • releases to hospital
  • deported prisoners from HMPPS operated Immigration Removal Centres (IRCs)
  • releases following recall after release on licence, except occasions:
    • where the offender has committed a new offence and is committed to custody for a new sentence and the subsequent release date falls after the sentence expiry date of the original sentence, or
    • where upon release the offender is subject to the licence condition of the new custodial sentence

This measure is part of the offender management section of prisons data. The data source is offender management statistics quarterly.

YearReleases (quarterly)
Jan-Mar 201915,432
Oct-Dec 201817,215
Jul-Sep 201817,136
Apr-Jun 201817,369
Jan-Mar 201817,904
Oct-Dec 201718,196
Jul-Sep 201717,897
Apr-Jun 201717,763
Jan-Mar 201717,639
Oct-Dec 201618,361
Jul-Sep 201618,714
Apr-Jun 201618,562
Jan-Mar 201617,923
Oct-Dec 201519,348
Jul-Sep 201518,880
Apr-Jun 201518,526
Jan-Mar 201517,797

Jan-Mar 2019

  • Data is not always available for, or applicable to, every prison; and the list of prisons will vary year on year due to closures and newly opened establishments.
  • Prison functions (Male Local etc.) refer to the function of the prison in the most recent year shown. The function of a prison may have been different in previous years.
  • A small number of prisons which are listed separately in the above table are physically co-located and cannot be distinguished on the map.
  • The markers on the map are indicative only. For further information on a prison, or for details of a prison's location, please consult the Ministry of Justice prison finder.
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