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Select Committee on Home Affairs Third Special Report


APPENDIX

MEASURES TO DEAL WITH VISITORS AND PRISONERS WHO SMUGGLE DRUGS THROUGH VISITS

Detailed figures 1 April to 31 March 2000:


  
Total 1st
Quarter
Total 2nd
Quarter
Total 3rd
Quarter
Total 4th
Quarter
Annual
Total
Number of incidents
777
706
673
644
2,800
Number of visitors involved
838
812
800
694
3,144
Number of visitors against whom some form of action taken
727
718
699
639
2,783
Number of visitors banned
626
634
623
581
2,464
For less than 3 months
24
52
33
18
127
For 3 or 4 months
521
469
505
481
1,976
For 5 or 6 months
24
14
19
29
86
For more than 6 months
28
15
22
45
110
No of decisions not to ban a visitor
200
197
126
127
650
Because of impact on family ties/child's access to a parent
10
8
5
11
34
Because of prisoner self harm risk
2
0
0
1
3
For other reasons
149
143
110
95
497
No of decisions to ban a visitor for less than 3 months*
18
38
21
9
86
Because of impact on family ties/child's access to a parent
1
6
3
1
11
Because of prisoner self harm risk
0
0
0
0
0
For other reasons
5
9
5
3
22
No of visitors made subject to closed visits instead of ban
101
84
76
61
322
For less than 3 months
10
15
8
5
38
For 3 or 4 months
66
59
42
37
204
For 5 or 6 months
5
6
13
12
36
For more than 6 months
2
2
5
0
9
No of visitors made subject to closed visits following a ban
361
351
440
362
1,514
For less than 3 months
35
16
27
6
84
For 3 or 4 months
277
305
378
332
1,292
For 5 or 6 months
28
11
8
10
57
For more than 6 months
0
6
7
3
16
No of visitors not banned & not made subject to closed visits
111
94
101
52
358
No of prisoners made subject to closed visits
547
529
489
509
2,074
For less than 3 months
100
106
60
39
305
For 3 or 4 months
413
361
364
414
1,552
For 5 or 6 months
25
24
12
31
92
For more than 6 months
7
7
6
5
25
No of prisoners found guilty at adjudication of offences involving drug smuggling through visits
322
227
277
260
1,086

Note: An incident can involve more than one visitor.

    The subcategories under each heading do not match the total figure of the heading because areas supplied only total figures without breakdowns in some instances.
    *These figures are believed to be inaccurate.


 
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