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Friday, 7 September 2012

post to your IPP,s .All questioners that are posted back to the address on the questioner will be presented directly to the Secretary of State .



Ipp Questionnaire

Survey for prisoners serving Indeterminate Sentences for Public Protection
                                                          (IPP’s) 

Please take your time to fill in this survey and return it as soon as possible.
Please do not include your name or prison number as all information is
anonymous and will be used to form part of an impact statement to be presented
to relevant parties.


Section 1 Sentencing and Serving History

1. What was your Index offence?
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2. What was your minimum term?
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3. Are you pre- or post tariff? If you are post-tariff, how much time have you
served over and above your minimum term?
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4. List the prisons in which you have been detained during this sentence. How
long did you spend in each? What did you do while you were there?
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Ipp Questionnaire http://ippprisonersrights.webs.com/
Written by Allyce Swift and Lorna Elliott LLB Barrister


Section 2 Sentence Plans
5. Has your sentence been reviewed annually and on time?
YES _____ (GO TO QUESTION 7)
NO______ (GO TO QUESTION 6)
6. How long have the delays in your annual sentence plan been? Has it ever
been completely missed?
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7. Have all of the appropriate parties been involved such as OMU, Psychologists
and relevant prison staff?
YES_____ (GO TO QUESTION 9)
NO______ (GO TO QUESTION 8)
8. Please briefly describe how your overall sentence plans have been carried
out?
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9.Have you received individual copies of all the relevant paperwork in connection
with your sentence plan, OASys or SARN if appropriate and has everything been
carried out satisfactorily?
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 Ipp Questionnaire http://ippprisonersrights.webs.com/
Written by Allyce Swift and Lorna Elliott LLB Barrister


Section 3 Categorisation

10. Which category were you in at the beginning of your sentence?
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11. Have re-categorisation reviews taken place on time during your sentence?
YES______ (GO TO QUESTION 13)
NO_______ (GO TO QUESTION 12)

12. How long has the delay been in this being carried out? Has it ever been
completely missed?
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13. Did you feel the outcome of your recategorisation review was satisfactory?
YES______ (GO TO QUESTION 15)
NO _______(GO TO QUESTION 14)
14.Briefly describe the problems you experienced and whether and how they
were resolved. How do you think the recategorisation process could be improved
in the future?
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Section 4 Offender Behaviour Programmes
15. What Offender Behaviour Programmes have you been asked to undertake?
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16. Has it been necessary to transfer to different establishments in order to
undertake the required programmes?
YES______(GO TO QUESTION 17)
NO ______ (GO TO QUESTION 18)
17.How long have transfers taken to achieve? Did you encounter any problems
during this process?
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18.How long has it taken to be assessed for the relevant programmes?
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19.Were you then placed directly on a waiting list or were you able to start the
programme immediately?
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Ipp Questionnaire http://ippprisonersrights.webs.com/
Written by Allyce Swift and Lorna Elliott LLB Barrister

20.Have you incurred any other problems which have caused a delay in you
participating in the relevant programmes?
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21. Have you been able to get on going advice from staff at community, prison
and legal levels when required in order to help you progress throughout your
sentence ? If not how have you tried to overcome this? Please also briefly
describe any other problems you have encountered.
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Ipp Questionnaire http://ippprisonersrights.webs.com/
Written by Allyce Swift and Lorna Elliott LLB Barrister


Section 5 Parole Hearings

22. Have you had any parole reviews yet?
YES______(GO TO QUESTION 23-27 and omit 28)
NO ______(GO TO QUESTION 28)
23. How many paper reviews have you had? How many oral hearings have you
had?
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24. If you have had one or more oral hearings, were there any delays in your
parole listing date? If so what reasons were given for these and how long was
the eventual delay?
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25. Was your dossier completed on time? If not what reasons were given and
what problems did this cause?
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26. Was anything either included in your dossier which you felt was unfair or
biased? If so were you able to deal with these elements satisfactorily?
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27. What was the outcome of your parole hearing and what recommendations
were made? How long do you have to wait for your next parole review?
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28. When are you due your first parole hearing and what recommendations are
being made?
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29.Have you been able to seek and receive legal representation when necessary
through out the duration of your sentence?
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30. Have you been able to establish an ongoing relationship with your offender
manager based in the community? Have you had more than one offender
manager? Do you feel that this relationship has been beneficial or have you
incurred a number of problems with regards to this relationship? If so, what kind
of problems?
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Ipp Questionnaire http://ippprisonersrights.webs.com/
Written by Allyce Swift and Lorna Elliott LLB Barrister


Section 6 How you feel!

Please use this section to describe how being an Indeterminate Sentenced
Prisoner has affected both you and your family and how serving an open ended
sentence continues to affect you and your loved ones.
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Thank you for taking the time to complete this questionnaire. For records only
This section will not be shared as part of the impact statement or disclosed to
third parties without your prior consent.
Name & Prison no. _______________________________________________
Current Address
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Do you need legal advice on any IPP issues, if so would you like a legal
representative to contact you ? Briefly describe below
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If you would like any further information or updates on our on-going campaign, or
if you would like to participate in any future surveys or petitions in furtherance of
the campaign for all serving IPPs then please indicate your preference below.
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Please kindly return to

Allyce Swift or Lorna Elliott
Lound Mulrenan Jefferies Solicitors, 14D Piano House, 9 Brighton Terrace,
London, SW9 8DJ
Written by Allyce Swift and Lorna Elliott LLB Barrister

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