Miscarriages of Justice: Prisoners' Release:Written question - 24436

Q
Asked by Jim Shannon
(Strangford)
Asked on: 27 January 2016
Ministry of Justice
Miscarriages of Justice: Prisoners' Release
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been released from custodial sentences as a result of wrongful convictions in each of the last 10 years.
A
Answered by: Mike Penning
Answered on: 03 February 2016

The Ministry of Justice does not hold the number of people released from custodial sentences as a result of wrongful convictions in England and Wales. Obtaining this information would incur disproportionate cost.

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