To ask the Secretary of State for Justice
(1) how many prisoners in HM Prison High Down on 1 April 2014 there were (a) in total, (b) aged under 18, (c) aged 18 to 20 and (d) aged 21 or over;
(2) how many young adult prisoners were held in HM Prison High Down on 1 April (a) 2011, (b) 2012, (c) 2013 and (d) 2014.
Data are held centrally on the prison population on the last day of each month, so figures have been provided as at
|Table 1: Population of HMP High Down by age group, 31st March 2014, England and Wales|
|21 and Over||1,034|
|Table 2: Population of HMP High Down that are young adults1, as at 31 March 2011-14, England and Wales|
|1 Young adults are those aged 18-20.|
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.