Robert Flello (Stoke-on-Trent South, Labour)
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisons have been re-designated as joint establishments containing both adult and young offenders' institutions since May 2010.
Jeremy Wright (Kenilworth and Southam, Conservative)
Young adults (aged 18 to 21 years old) sentenced to detention in a young offender institution (DYOI) are detained in young offender institutions (YOIs) as required by section 98 of the Powers of the Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000. These are normally self-contained but in some establishments that have a dual designation (designed both as a prison and a YOI) young adults are held alongside adults with which they share the majority of their facilities. Whatever the location, young adults detained in YOIs have separate sleeping accommodation.
Since May 2010 the following prisons have been re-designated as establishments holding both adult and young offenders (aged 18 to 21-years-old):