Sadiq Khan (Tooting, Labour)
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice
(1) when he expects HMP Oakwood to reach full operating capacity;
(2) how many prisoners he expects to be held in HMP Oakwood in each week until December 2012;
(3) how many prisoners have been held in HMP Oakwood in each week since its opening.
Crispin Blunt (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Prisons and Probation), Justice; Reigate, Conservative)
HMP Oakwood's certified normal accommodation is 1,605 places and it is expected to be fully operational by
|Date (Friday)||Estimated available capacity|
It is expected that all of these places will be available to hold prisoners, although actual usage will depend on regional population pressures and the operation population management needs of NOMS.
The following table shows the number of prisoners held in HMP Oakwood in each week since its opening.
|Date (Friday)||HMP Oakwood's population|
These figures have been drawn from administrative IT systems, which as with any large scale recording system, are subject to possible error with data entry and processing.