Percentage of short prison sentences for theft and non-violent offences

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20th February 2018

Dear Ministry of Justice,

I am writing on behalf of Revolving Doors Agency to make an open government request for all the information to which we are entitled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
We would like to know the following:

1. In 2017, what percentage of short custodial sentences (under 6 months) were given for non-violent offences?
2. In 2017, what percentage of short custodial sentences (under 6 months) were given for theft?
3. What is the number of people with identified substance misuse needs that are serving a short term prison sentence of less than 6 months?

I would like the above information to be provided to me as electronic copies.

If this request is too wide or unclear, I would be grateful if you could contact me as I understand that under the Act, you are required to advise and assist requesters. If any of this information is already in the public domain, please can you direct me to it, with page references and URLs if necessary.

If the release of any of this information is prohibited on the grounds of breach of confidence, I ask that you supply me with copies of the confidentiality agreement and remind you that information should not be treated as confidential if such an agreement has not been signed.
I understand that you are required to respond to my request within the 20 working days after you receive this letter. I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have received this request.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,
Eleanor De
Policy and Research Officer

Amin, Kunjal, Ministry of Justice

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Dear Eleanor

 

Please find attached acknowledgement letter.

 

 

Regards

Kunjal

 

 

 

 

[1]Ministry of Justice Kunjal Amin

Enquiries Officer

Dissemination and Enquiries Team

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[3]Protecting and advancing the principles of justice

 

 

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Amin, Kunjal, Ministry of Justice

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Dear Eleanor

 

Please find attached our response to your request.

 

 

Regards

Kunjal

 

 

 

[1]Ministry of Justice Kunjal Amin

Enquiries Officer

Dissemination and Enquiries Team

Follow us on Twitter [2]@MoJGovUK
[3]Protecting and advancing the principles of justice

 

 

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