British Overseas Territories: Prisoners

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 19th October 2009.

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Photo of Andrew Rosindell Andrew Rosindell Shadow Minister (Home Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the (a) prison capacity and (b) current jail population is in each of the UK Overseas Territories in the Caribbean.

Photo of Chris Bryant Chris Bryant Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Europe)

The latest figures available are:

Overseas territory Certified normal accommodation Current population
Anguilla 35 58
British Virgin Islands 98 120
Cayman Islands 145 216
Montserrat 52 15
Turks and Caicos Islands (1)102 108
(1 )Rising shortly to 150

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