Half of Jersey's prison inmates have already served time

More than half of Jersey's inmates at La Moye have been in prison before, according to the latest prison report.

It reveals that 154 out of the 260 people sent to prison in the last year had previously served time.

154

Of which were known to have been previously imprisoned.

251

Of which were known to have previous convictions.

The report says that one of the prison's primary aims "is to reduce re-offending by providing more constructive regimes", which address offending behaviour.

Figures also show the number of young offenders and juveniles were at an all time low, with only two male young offenders at La Moye.

This comes after the prison introduced an accredited offending behaviour programme for male perpetrators of domestic violence, called 'Building Better Relationships'.

The overall number of prisoners has remained relatively low throughout the year and marginally down on the previous year, with the daily average decreasing from 141 to 140.

Bill Millar, Governor of HMP La Moye, says he is "delighted to report another excellent performance" by the Jersey Prison Service.

I am delighted to report on another excellent performance by the Jersey Prison Service and I take this opportunity to thank the staff at the Prison for their commitment and support during 2016.

Bill Millar, Governor of HMP La Moye