Sadiq Khan – 2014 Parliamentary Question to the Ministry of Justice

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Sadiq Khan on 2014-03-17.

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prison staff were dismissed in 2013 for conducting inappropriate relationships with prisoners.

Jeremy Wright

The National Offender Management Service is committed to dealing with all allegations of misconduct swiftly and robustly. The NOMS Conduct and Discipline Policy sets out the standards of behaviour that all staff are expected to maintain. Where these standards are found to have been breached the disciplinary process set out in the NOMS Conduct and Discipline policy is applied.

From 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2013 there were a total of 11 NOMS employees dismissed for having an ‘Inappropriate Relationship with a prisoner / ex prisoner’.