Prison unit costs cover the direct and overall cost of prison places and prisoner population.
This publication covers 2016 to 2017 and restates statistics covering 2015 to 2016.
The bulletin is released by the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) and produced in accordance with arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.
Prison unit cost statistics is produced and handled by MOJ accounting professionals and production staff. Pre-release access of up to 24 hours is granted to the following persons:
Ministry of Justice
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Minister for Prisons and Rehabilitation; Director of MoJ Group Finance; Deputy Director Finance, Strategy & Planning; Director for Analytical Services; Chief Statistician and Deputy Director Justice Statistics; Private Secretaries (x8); Press Officer (x3); and relevant Special Advisors (x2).
HM Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS)
Chief Executive Officer, HMPPS; Head of Executive Management Team; HMPPS Finance Director; Head of Finance Director’s Office; Finance Deputy Directors (x4); Senior Finance Team Leaders (x2); Head of HMPPS Statistics