Prisons: Population

Justice written question – answered on 13th September 2010.

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Photo of Jeremy Corbyn Jeremy Corbyn Labour, Islington North

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the prison population was at each prison establishment on 31 March in each of the last 13 years.

Photo of Crispin Blunt Crispin Blunt Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Justice) (Prisons and Probation)

The prison population on the last day of March of each year from 1998 to 2010 is provided in the following table.

These figures have been drawn from administrative IT systems, which, as with any large scale recording system, are subject to possible errors with data entry and processing.

Prison population, England and Wales, as at 31 March, by establishment and year
1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Acklington 656 630 726 725 765 792 869 875 820 851 875 937 931
Albany(1) 432 427 436 438 439 444 521 516 522 523 555 554 *
Aldington(2) 139 141 * * * * * * * * * * *
Altcourse 634 684 842 788 902 1,007 988 892 980 1,103 1,315 1,281 1,303
Ashfield(3) * * 281 354 373 218 270 269 343 398 391 337 235
Ashwell 453 491 477 380 471 527 533 544 543 540 543 618 213
Askham Grange 124 122 115 112 136 131 134 88 122 109 97 114 112
Aylesbury 298 364 339 353 347 354 363 384 433 443 441 440 438
Bedford 367 373 346 368 437 462 481 486 471 483 483 405 487
Belmarsh 884 725 768 832 850 862 921 902 919 927 912 883 862
Birmingham 1,050 1,071 1,082 828 876 949 1,406 1,400 1,445 1,450 1,434 1,413 1,461
Blakenhurst(4) 842 826 819 820 838 879 870 979 1,058 1,061 1,059 * *
Blantyre House 118 116 120 109 119 117 117 117 119 120 118 117 121
Blundeston 337 351 405 408 418 459 462 454 452 460 465 517 520
Brinsford 527 499 500 464 467 449 463 443 467 423 425 548 451
Bristol 582 579 542 535 608 602 581 600 600 601 610 605 611
Brixton 576 752 810 749 752 791 818 786 811 805 808 754 774
Brockhill(5) 125 146 150 151 159 152 138 112 124 169 167 * *
Bronzefield(6) * * * * * * * 445 444 427 429 420 484
Buckley Hall(7) 382 380 390 358 * 368 322 351 376 381 377 378 383
Bullingdon 675 866 866 856 894 947 943 972 951 967 947 1,041 1,121
Bullwood Hall 138 134 138 160 178 146 152 148 156 159 205 226 223
Bure(8) * * * * * * * * * * * * 249
Camp Hill(1) 477 465 468 524 530 544 574 591 591 595 588 580 *
Canterbury 257 280 274 291 310 281 315 294 282 273 271 292 303
Cardiff 714 659 650 615 669 656 675 759 751 756 747 806 823
Castington 322 398 210 274 332 300 336 349 370 390 380 350 283
Channings Wood 593 577 576 582 603 620 664 656 651 662 719 719 724
Chelmsford 483 385 375 468 521 564 593 580 593 715 697 688 688
Coldingley 297 282 310 351 376 385 387 390 390 393 391 503 509
Cookham Wood 149 150 149 143 141 139 137 165 178 168 0 106 92
Dartmoor 652 641 659 637 618 613 618 617 610 605 638 643 590
Deerbolt 415 406 457 386 478 395 481 441 387 368 436 436 504
Doncaster 1,102 1,024 1,072 1,085 1,081 1,128 1,118 1,057 1,051 1,134 1,114 1,141 1,120
Dorchester 213 216 220 229 248 256 223 239 252 244 234 225 232
Dovegate(9) * * * * 699 853 839 791 832 844 839 849 1,137
Dover 309 239 300 289 138 261 296 256 253 305 310 314 311
Downview 337 340 338 327 255 217 217 247 338 349 348 354 338
Drake Hall 285 218 192 193 266 232 297 283 230 257 302 265 285
Durham 934 893 883 693 720 679 725 651 844 972 931 938 974
East Sutton Park 93 81 79 92 96 93 97 94 90 95 94 85 81
Eastwood Park 258 265 306 297 322 261 334 323 294 342 307 329 310
Edmunds Hill(10) * * * * * * 299 150 355 357 361 369 380
Elmley(11) 914 889 905 909 938 957 973 982 975 985 992 945 *
Erlestoke 308 297 313 317 330 380 421 420 425 400 461 464 468
Everthorpe 457 462 464 468 385 375 455 461 651 677 679 683 670
Exeter 440 435 466 464 489 526 516 534 514 506 476 521 548
Featherstone 595 593 589 591 598 610 611 601 610 613 684 679 649
Feltham 908 835 746 643 702 629 688 578 629 636 597 635 657
Ford 455 352 416 311 490 515 527 512 522 438 529 525 549
Forest Bank(12) * * 517 723 980 1,031 994 1,012 1,020 1,060 1,134 1,094 1,422
Foston Hall 141 147 171 152 213 223 227 202 241 222 252 223 236
Frankland 446 516 516 597 649 663 662 712 700 716 726 729 816
Full Sutton 581 525 577 578 605 597 599 599 570 570 597 569 590
Garth 645 638 640 620 647 632 659 640 602 614 811 805 843
Gartree 361 366 352 278 275 283 406 414 471 572 576 675 677
Glen Parva 861 845 833 759 802 784 778 754 776 808 797 785 809
Gloucester 326 294 289 240 327 317 302 271 280 301 312 303 309
Grendon (Spring Hill) 439 448 438 448 446 498 557 511 522 553 530 515 541
Guys Marsh 437 510 515 505 515 562 558 556 569 570 565 571 555
Haslar 156 143 157 135 134 111 118 136 149 124 142 150 118
Hatfield(13) 169 145 115 160 160 * * * * * * * *
Haverigg 545 357 389 494 561 560 563 535 568 568 627 607 563
Hewell(4) 192 162 186 158 180 173 165 167 148 182 184 1,368 1,418
High Down 681 790 632 686 697 715 732 736 738 759 940 1,066 1,104
Highpoint 699 648 777 787 872 910 807 808 808 801 798 917 944
Hindley 522 459 376 472 397 502 505 409 416 456 498 193 349
Hollesley Bay (Warren Hill)(14) 392 327 293 325 409 455 303 277 241 292 332 340 340
Holme House 956 945 963 927 966 1,013 996 969 973 1,000 993 937 1,084
Holloway 520 508 483 469 472 486 460 428 406 427 453 432 457
Hull 534 523 487 533 589 1,026 1,086 1,039 948 1,045 1,034 998 1,025
Huntercombe 256 299 223 337 337 320 364 352 339 361 344 291 162
Isle of Wight(1) * * * * * * * * * * * * 1,667
Kennet(15) * * * * * * * * * * 333 336 338
Kingston (Portsmouth) 118 175 182 184 186 186 136 139 193 198 198 173 195
Kirkham 671 424 501 469 503 505 542 478 439 513 577 572 582
Kirklevington Grange 179 176 166 165 180 182 217 220 223 222 223 270 266
Lancaster Castle 218 215 144 187 236 241 235 240 236 233 209 230 238
Lancaster Farms 473 473 488 499 512 460 519 486 519 504 490 503 524
Latchmere House 190 173 174 182 184 190 197 205 168 205 205 199 203
Leeds 1,199 1,224 1,236 1,244 1,226 1,242 1,243 1,193 1,122 1,015 990 1,151 1,158
Leicester 352 331 339 333 313 363 374 341 337 353 329 339 347
Lewes 461 456 435 445 489 498 513 518 535 521 581 664 479
Leyhill 378 344 377 321 430 497 498 502 341 399 480 498 499
Lincoln 610 430 491 487 534 424 461 444 458 497 708 672 665
Lindholme 686 653 513 575 738 700 663 770 823 1,029 1,093 1,122 1,091
Littlehey 640 639 628 631 644 659 698 703 689 698 701 717 876
Liverpool 1,427 1,419 1,375 1,282 1,433 1,447 1,449 1,375 1,300 1,339 1,360 1,230 1,344
Long Lartin 363 342 446 446 429 435 436 430 438 421 414 437 623
Lowdham Grange 250 498 518 492 522 520 520 489 515 559 675 695 741
Low Newton 317 98 211 242 285 295 320 238 230 249 307 295 255
Maidstone 557 541 572 368 429 535 548 545 553 583 471 408 595
Manchester 1,092 1,137 1,128 1,136 1,244 1,271 1,252 1,230 1,230 1,246 1,203 1,199 1,262
Moorland 758 757 777 758 782 980 1,008 1,000 1,002 1,012 1,015 1,014 1,009
Morton Hall 204 158 186 116 196 331 365 321 291 319 367 359 304
New Hall 372 385 365 361 369 341 376 350 329 362 419 365 358
North Sea Camp 213 177 191 190 209 272 303 305 239 274 296 303 303
Northallerton 256 295 262 217 220 223 221 154 238 247 232 208 234
Norwich 718 682 661 652 738 762 726 785 764 618 532 501 757
Nottingham 417 431 435 495 496 544 509 493 490 551 551 550 616
Onley 630 608 524 593 531 541 404 492 565 634 642 624 617
Parc 691 774 769 873 947 1,026 1,016 973 1,007 1,126 1,173 1,180 1,190
Parkhurst(1) 393 438 450 432 507 508 496 499 508 525 491 484 *
Pentonville 1,109 1,093 1,070 1,088 1,132 1,241 1,199 1,195 1,139 1,131 1,142 1,087 1,216
Peterborough(16) * * * * * * * 18 761 902 977 933 974
Portland 571 550 549 503 413 446 468 388 438 552 564 601 473
Preston 675 657 600 571 562 666 675 606 574 726 734 677 780
Ranby 577 729 752 747 740 766 858 965 1,005 1,048 1,067 1,057 1,087
Reading 233 221 226 203 262 265 273 268 286 268 241 227 263
Risley 876 866 791 801 818 1,064 1,060 1,065 1,065 1,079 1,078 1,086 1,084
Rochester 410 376 366 354 45 165 280 366 384 388 389 629 716
Rye Hill(17) * * * 339 653 663 660 590 590 644 622 647 643
Send 229 77 206 214 219 218 209 210 203 214 232 277 277
Sheppey Cluster (Elmley)(11) * * * * * * * * * * * * 967
Sheppey Cluster (Standford Hill)(11) * * * * * * * * * * * * 448
Sheppey Cluster (Swaleside)(11) * * * * * * * * * * * * 990
Shepton Mallet 208 211 211 129 188 176 187 179 182 187 185 189 189
Shrewsbury 335 308 343 320 340 346 350 275 327 339 319 292 306
Stafford 621 626 609 625 624 631 638 671 675 669 680 736 737
Standford Hill(11) 327 204 316 321 368 424 423 438 456 395 444 451 *
Stocken 456 576 579 570 578 577 621 601 616 619 742 812 815
Stoke Heath 610 622 521 531 558 626 670 639 654 667 642 562 568
Styal 285 277 438 436 436 431 442 349 428 426 452 432 436
Sudbury 491 508 495 492 510 515 556 557 560 497 569 566 573
Swaleside(11) 634 616 726 727 781 761 774 779 775 776 767 814 *
Swansea 323 342 307 179 346 367 347 405 416 428 421 416 396
Swinfen Hall 198 285 317 308 319 314 310 457 608 620 619 612 628
The Mount 618 617 717 717 745 756 757 696 720 719 761 761 759
The Verne 571 569 556 564 575 582 579 584 577 591 590 583 583
The Weare(18) 356 311 380 367 394 392 371 381 * * * * *
The Wolds 402 404 401 397 405 348 358 321 295 377 375 381 379
Thorn Cross 220 203 218 188 246 176 261 268 236 224 223 289 283
Usk (Prescoed) 282 290 304 322 324 392 413 414 404 408 410 404 427
Wakefield 605 547 558 571 568 569 562 553 701 746 743 729 736
Wandsworth 925 1,272 1,274 1,317 1,408 1,478 1,432 1,424 1,484 1,475 1,480 1,664 1,631
Warren Hill(14) * * * * * * 218 197 207 218 208 207 149
Wayland 642 632 632 616 644 696 699 694 698 702 780 1,007 997
Wealstun 620 614 614 620 623 576 568 750 767 799 527 515 509
Wellingborough 330 327 506 489 519 520 523 515 576 645 637 642 640
Werrington 167 102 103 98 124 129 146 124 154 158 131 129 127
Wetherby 313 345 264 316 331 333 297 332 339 323 322 396 307
Whatton 236 272 273 272 276 343 358 354 450 760 817 836 813
Whitemoor 531 475 390 386 417 411 423 436 450 449 392 448 449
Winchester 598 589 610 572 570 625 591 644 710 541 554 696 685
Woodhill 708 691 657 652 724 771 792 767 774 784 814 812 804
Wormwood scrubs 1,346 904 753 966 1,101 1,223 1,244 1,218 1,243 1,257 1,289 1,260 1,298
Wymott 799 797 789 781 789 808 849 1,040 1,040 1,062 1,065 1,133 1,140
Total 65,435 64,212 65,463 65,394 69,784 72,954 75,295 74,962 77,058 79,745 81,695 82,893 85,184
Police cells * * * * * * * * * 191 64 * *
Establishment and police cell total 65,435 64,212 65,463 65,394 69,784 72,954 75,295 74,962 77,058 79,936 81,759 82,893 85,184
'*' = Not applicable.

(1) HMP Albany is now part of the organisational amalgamation of the former HMPs Camp Hill and Parkhurst. They now form HMP The Isle of Wight from 1 April 2009.

(2) HMP Aldington closed in 1999.

(3) Ashfield was opened in 1999.

(4) HMP Blakenhurst and two former prisons HMP Brockhill and HMP Hewell Grange amalgamated on 25 June 2008 to form HMP Hewell.

(5) HMP Brockhill now forms part of HMP Hewell from 25 June 2008.

(6) HMP Bronzefield opened in June 2004.

(7) HMP Buckley Hall was re-roled to a female closed training prison in 2002. The establishment was re-roled back to a male category C prison in 2005.

(8) HMP Bure opened in November 2009.

(9) HMP Dovegate opened in 2001.

(10) In October 2003, Highpoint North (female) was formally re-named HMP Edmunds Hill. The establishment was re-roled as a category C male prison in 2005.

(11) HMP Elmley forms part of The Sheppey Cluster, an amalgamation of HMP Standford Hill and HMP Swaleside.

(12) HMP Forest Bank opened in 2000.

(13) In 2002 Hatfield was taken over by HMP Moorland and re-named Moorland Open.

(14) In 2002 Hollesley Bay and Warren Hill became separate establishments, the Open complex retaining the name Hollesley Bay.

(15) HMP Kennet was opened in 2007.

(16) HMP Peterborough, a dual purpose-built prison for men and women opened in March 2005.

(17) HMP Rye Hill opened in 2001.

(18) HMP The Weare 'prison ship' closed 2005.

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