Prisons

Ministry of Justice written question – answered at on 29 November 2016.

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Photo of Lord Beecham Lord Beecham Shadow Spokesperson (Housing), Shadow Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government), Shadow Spokesperson (Justice)

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the maximum prison population and how many prison officer staff were employed in 2010–11 and each succeeding year to date in (1) HMP Deerbolt, (2) HMP Durham, (3) HMP Frankland, (4) HMP Holme House, (5) HMP Kirklevington Grange, (6) HMP Low Newton, and (7) HMP Northumberland; how many of the prisoners in each of those establishments were on remand, and what proportion of those prisoners received a custodial sentence.

Photo of Lord Keen of Elie Lord Keen of Elie The Advocate-General for Scotland, Lords Spokesperson (Ministry of Justice)

The information requested on prisoner population is published regularly at: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/prison-population-figures-2016. Staffing data is also regularly published at: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/prison-performance-statistics-2015-to-2016

The following table details the highest population figures for the prisons requested in the financial years 2010-11 to 2016-17.

Highest population figures by prison in financial years 2010/11 - 2016-17

Prison

2010/11*

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

Deerbolt

499

505

464

513

508

420

432

Durham

957

960

927

934

976

953

953

Frankland

843

824

817

809

820

835

810

Holme House

1081

1200

1193

1227

1223

1229

1218

Kirklevington Grange

278

283

283

296

299

283

268

Low Newton

277

299

310

329

324

313

340

Northumberland**

1177

1328

1337

1345

1347

1345

1345

* Data for 2010/11 only available from November 2010 to March 2011.

** Data for Northumberland summed from the totals for Acklington and Castington before both sites officially formed Northumberland in March 2012.

NOMS Prison Officers1 in Post at Selected Prisons, 31 March 2010 to 31 March 2016

31-Mar-2010

31-Mar-2011

31-Mar-2012

31-Mar-2013

31-Mar-2014

31-Mar-2015

31-Mar-2016

Deerbolt

175

173

167

151

156

134

126

Durham

305

291

248

225

188

202

195

Frankland

596

597

572

539

499

487

485

Holme House

312

334

330

321

249

235

226

Kirklevington Grange

50

49

48

45

55

51

51

Low Newton

136

130

134

133

121

124

140

Northumberland2

446

398

377

344

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(1) Consists of Band 3-5 officers

(2) The management of HMP Northumberland was transferred to Sodexo in December 2013

Information on how many of the prisoners in each of these establishments were on remand and what proportion of those prisoners received a custodial sentence could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.

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