Latest prisoner figures - breakdown of male and female prisoners

Lexi made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Ministry of Justice

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

Mae'r cais yn aros am eglurhad. Os Lexi ydych chi, os gwelwch yn dda, mewngofnodi i anfon neges ddilynol.

Dear Ministry of Justice,

Following the publication of the latest prisoner figures in the UK as noted below:

UK Prison Population 83,327
Male population 79,514
Female population 3,813

I would like to know the number of male prisoners who identify as female and are placed in a prison with other males and how many males who identify as female who are placed with female prisoners.

I would also like to know the same for the 3,813 female prisoners housed in UK prisons, of which, how many identify as male and are placed in prisons with other males and how many female who identify as male are placed with females.

Additionally, of the 79,514 male prisoners, how many were convicted of crimes of a sexual nature to date (to include, rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment) and were any of these crimes committed in a female public toilet in the UK.

Yours faithfully,


6th September 2019

Disclosure Team, Ministry of Justice

Dear Lexi,

Please note, under section 8(1) of FOIA, a request for information must comply with three requirements. It must:

(a) be in writing,
(b) state the name of the applicant and an address for correspondence, and
(c) describes the information requested.

After initial consideration, this request appears to comply with requirements (a) and (c) but it does not comply with requirement (b) because you have not provided your full name.
I am therefore not required to process your request without information that can later be referred to, as per Section 8(1)(b) FOIA. The information we require is your name.
As your request has been deemed invalid, I am not obliged to disclose the requested information at this point and I would like to take this opportunity to recommend that any future FOI submissions adhere to Section 8 of the FOIA.
To enable us to meet your request, please resubmit your application in accordance with the above requirements. We will consider your resubmitted request upon receipt as long as it meets the requirements stated above.
You will then receive the information requested within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Act, subject to the information not being exempt.
You can find out more about Section 8 by reading the extract from the Act available at the attached link:
Kind regards,

Disclosure Team

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Disclosure Team,

Due to the public nature of this website I'm cautious of putting my name, address and/or email address into the public domain.

If you can supply an email address to correspond with your team I will resubmit my request by sending an email directly to you.

Yours sincerely,


Disclosure Team, Ministry of Justice

Hi Lexi,

You can resubmit your request at [MoJ request email]

Kind Regards,
Disclosure Team

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Gadawodd Lexi anodiad ()

I am in touch via email with the Disclosure Team to obtain this information.