Eastwood Park Prison

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 3rd September 2019.

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Photo of David Drew David Drew Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment he has made of the accuracy of reports that conditions for prisoners at Eastwood Park have declined; and for how many hours each day prisoners in that prison are confined to their cells.

Photo of Lucy Frazer Lucy Frazer The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

HM Inspectorate of Prisons’ recent report on HMP/YOI Eastwood Park was published on 28 August 2019. We take all recommendations made by the Chief Inspector seriously and the prison is taking action to address the Chief Inspector’s findings.

A detailed action plan has been produced to address all the recommendations in the report. The action plan has been published on the prison finder website at: https://www.justice.gov.uk/contacts/prison-finder/eastwood-park

The regime at HMP/YOI Eastwood Park is structured so that prisoners who are engaging with the prison regime are ‘out of cell’ for 9.5 hours a day Monday to Friday and 7.75 hours at weekends. Prisoners located on an enhanced wing have access to the prison grounds for 12.45 hours during the week and 11.75 hours during the weekend.

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