Young Offenders

Justice written question – answered on 9th July 2014.

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Photo of Jeremy Wright Jeremy Wright The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

The numbers of young adults in custody has been falling in recent years.

Under the current legal framework, young adults cannot be sentenced to imprisonment or committed to prison for any reason (subject to a few exceptions). Instead the vast majority of young adults are held in Young Offender Institutions (YOIs). These are either single use YOIs or establishments that have a dual designation (designated both as a prison and a YOI).

The following list identifies the dual-designated establishments that hold young adults (aged 18-20 years old) and adults (aged 21 and over). We do not set the number of places available for young adults in dual designated institutions

Prisons holding young adults and adults in July 2014

Institution

Altcourse

Askham Grange

Bedford

Belmarsh

Bristol

Bronzefield

Bullingdon

Cardiff

Chelmsford

Doncaster

Drake Hall

Durham

East Sutton Park

Eastwood Park

Elmley

Exeter

Forest Bank

Foston Hall

High Down

Hollesley Bay

Holloway

Holme House

Hull

Isis

Lancaster Farms*

Lewes

Littlehey*

Lincoln

Low Newton

Manchester

Moorland Closed

Hatfield

New Hall

Norwich

Nottingham

Parc

Pentonville

Peterborough

Portland

Preston

Prescoed

Rochester

Stoke Heath

Styal

Swansea

Swinfen Hall

Thameside

Thorn Cross

Wandsworth

Winchester

Woodhill

Wormwood Scrubs

* On 13 March 2014 the Government announced that single use young adult YOIs Littlehey and Lancaster Farms would change function to adult use only.

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