Prison Accommodation

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 3rd September 2020.

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

Upon arrival into custody, all prisoners’ suitability to share a cell is risk assessed. These assessments are based on numerous factors including index offence, health concerns and security information (such as beliefs and prejudices). There are benefits to some prisoners sharing cells for the positive impact it has on mental health and stress levels, in addition to many prisoners preferring to share a cell.

The table below identifies the number of prisoners sharing cells holding two or more people as at 1 September 2020. The detail collected is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large-scale recording system.

Prison

Total number of prisoners sharing cells

Proportion

Prison

Total number of prisoners sharing cells

Proportion

Altcourse

763

68%

Leicester

229

71%

Ashfield

144

37%

Lewes

232

41%

Askham Grange

0

0%

Leyhill

0

0%

Aylesbury

0

0%

Lincoln

388

69%

Bedford

239

65%

Lindholme

298

32%

Belmarsh

433

56%

Littlehey

68

6%

Berwyn

1040

61%

Liverpool

450

63%

Birmingham

593

64%

Long Lartin

0

0%

Brinsford

230

48%

Low Newton

4

1%

Bristol

251

50%

Lowdham Grange

8

1%

Brixton

544

75%

Maidstone

8

2%

Bronzefield

138

27%

Manchester

94

14%

Buckley Hall

68

16%

Moorland

280

32%

Bullingdon

701

68%

Mount

236

23%

Bure

4

1%

New Hall

28

8%

Cardiff

450

62%

North Sea Camp

127

35%

Channings Wood

80

12%

Northumberland

2

0%

Chelmsford

328

48%

Norwich

271

37%

Coldingley

2

0%

Nottingham

408

49%

Cookham Wood

0

0%

Oakwood

766

38%

Dartmoor

0

0%

Onley

114

18%

Deerbolt

10

3%

Parc

708

45%

Doncaster

745

69%

Pentonville

774

75%

Dovegate

246

21%

Peterborough

394

47%

Downview

0

0%

Peterborough (female)

128

38%

Drake Hall

24

10%

Portland

118

25%

Durham

742

82%

Prescoed

14

6%

East Sutton Park

42

68%

Preston

507

74%

Eastwood Park

108

31%

Ranby

294

31%

Elmley

638

60%

Risley

142

14%

Erlestoke

18

4%

Rochester

278

44%

Exeter

330

78%

Rye Hill

170

26%

Featherstone

76

12%

Send

0

0%

Feltham

90

28%

Springhill

90

35%

Ford

218

44%

Stafford

438

66%

Forest Bank

831

59%

Standford Hill

0

0%

Foston Hall

118

39%

Stocken

232

23%

Frankland

0

0%

Stoke Heath

278

41%

Full Sutton

0

0%

Styal

221

61%

Garth

8

1%

Sudbury

294

57%

Gartree

20

3%

Swaleside

0

0%

Grendon

0

0%

Swansea

288

77%

Guys Marsh

78

19%

Swinfen Hall

62

11%

Hatfield

26

9%

Thameside

780

66%

Haverigg

0

0%

Thorn Cross

4

1%

Hewell

522

63%

Usk

199

87%

High Down

660

57%

Verne

96

17%

Highpoint

212

17%

Wakefield

2

0%

Hindley

224

41%

Wandsworth

1144

77%

Hollesley Bay

42

9%

Warren Hill

0

0%

Holme House

676

60%

Wayland

266

28%

Hull

542

55%

Wealstun

0

0%

Humber

240

25%

Werrington

0

0%

Huntercombe

123

30%

Wetherby

0

0%

Isis

192

36%

Whatton

104

13%

Isle of Wight

124

13%

Whitemoor

0

0%

Kirkham

12

2%

Winchester

228

47%

Kirklevington Grange

0

0%

Woodhill

8

2%

Lancaster Farms

100

19%

Wormwood Scrubs

606

56%

Leeds

791

76%

Wymott

0

0%

Grand Total

27714

35%

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