Prisons: Telephones

Ministry of Justice written question – answered at on 31 December 2018.

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Photo of Lord German Lord German Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reduce prison landing overcrowding to allow for safer and more secure phone calls from prison.

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

Currently, 20 public sector prisons have in-cell telephony, meaning prisoners at these prisons can access the same telephony service that they would through the landing phones but through phones in their cells. We are currently rolling out in-cell telephony to a further 30 prisons, meaning that by March 2020, 50 public sector prisons will have phones in cells.

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