Crown Dependencies: Prisons

Justice written question – answered on 11th January 2010.

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

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he has plans to expand prison capacity in the Crown Dependencies.

Photo of Michael Wills Michael Wills Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man are not part of the UK; they are self-governing dependencies of the Crown and have their own directly elected legislative assemblies, administrative, fiscal and legal systems.

Prisons and prison capacity in the Crown Dependencies are the responsibility of the Crown Dependency Governments and not of the Ministry of Justice.

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