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Prisons: Private Sector

Justice written question – answered on 12th May 2011.

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Photo of Ian Lavery Ian Lavery Labour, Wansbeck

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) prison custody officers and (b) other staff are employed at each private sector prison; what the prison population was at each such prison on 31 March 2011; and if he will make a statement.

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

Information on the number of prison custody officers and other staff employed at each private sector prison establishment within the National Offender Management Service on 31 March 2011 is contained in the following table. The table also provides prison population figures for each establishment at the end of March.

Information for contracted establishments is provided by individual contractors.

Prison custody officers, other staff and prison population—private sector establishments—end March 2011
Establishment Prison custody officer Other grades Total staff Population (1)
Altcourse 321 218 539 1,139
Ashfield 146 311 457 357
Bronzefield 145 164 309 522
Doncaster 204 327 531 1,102
Dovegate 262 306 568 1,109
Forest Bank 258 252 510 1,363
Lowdham Grange 212 237 449 935
Parc 305 410 715 1,453
Peterborough 257 228 485 980
Rye Hill 141 115 256 622
Wolds 102 106 208 353
Private sector total 2,353 2,674 5,027 9,935
(1) Population figures are for 25 March 2011

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