Ministry of Justice

Story of the prison population 1995 - 2009

Inside a prison

A report providing a summary of what happened to the prison population between 1995 and 2009 and the major factors contributing to the changes.


This document is a summary of a set of PowerPoint slides which can be requested by email.


The bulletin is produced and handled by the ministry's analytical professionals and production staff. Pre-release access of up to 24 hours is granted to the following persons:

Ministry of Justice: Secretary of State; Minister of State; Head of Section, End of Custody Licence Policy, Sentencing Policy and Penalties Unit; Head of NOMS Public Protection Unit;  Senior Policy Advisor, Population Strategy Unit, NOMS; Probation lead, Chief Operating Officer's Office, NOMS; Head of Sentencing Policy and Penalties Unit; Permanent Secretary; Head of Public Protection Casework Section, NOMS Public Protection Unit; Director General of NOMS; Chief Executive of NOMS; Head of Offender Assessment Management Group and relevant special adviser and press officers.

Home Office: Director of Criminal Casework Directorate and press officer.