§ 42. Mr. Ayles
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cases of escape or attempted escape from prison there have been in each of the last three years for which records are available; in how many of these cases was the offence dealt with and punished by the prison governor; how many by the visiting magistrates; and how many by other methods.
§ Following is the answer:
§ As regards escapes, the figures distinguish between those made from parties working outside the prison wall and those from within the prison. They also show separately the figures for Feltham, which during the period in question was in part a Borstal Institution, in part a Borstal Allocation Centre, and in part a prison for convicted youths.
|From Outside parties||11||38||80|
|2. Attempted Escapes||69||100||110|
|3. By whom Punished.|
|By Visiting Committees||87||108||186|
|By Assistant Commissioners||2||8||2|