HC Deb 28 June 1965 vol 715 c27W
Mr. Silkin

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the average length of stay in prison hostels of all prisoners, and of prisoners eligible for parole, respectively.

Miss Bacon

A prisoner must be eligible for temporary release on parole before he is considered for the hostel scheme. The average length of stay in a prison hostel is six months.

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