Womens Prisons: Young Offenders

Justice written question – answered on 15th July 2008.

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Photo of Christopher Huhne Christopher Huhne Shadow Secretary of State for Home Affairs, Home Affairs, Shadow Secretary of State for Justice & Lord Chancellor, Ministry of Justice

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many women in custody aged 17 years old were placed on wings with adult female prisoners in each of the last 12 months, broken down by prison; how long each spent on those wings; and what the reasons were for those transfers or placements.

Photo of David Hanson David Hanson The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

The number of young women aged 17 years placed on wings with adult female prisoners in each of the last 12 months, is contained in the following table.

Number of young women aged 17 years placed on wings with adult female prisoners in each of the last 12 months
Establishment Number placed on adult wing/unit Duration on wing/unit (Days) Reason for transfer/placement
Askham Grange 1 383 Planned moved to mother and baby unit
New Hall 1 86 Planned move due to medical reasons
Low Newton 1 3 Population management
Peterborough 1 2 Population management

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