Prison Accommodation

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 30th November 2021.

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Photo of Lyn Brown Lyn Brown Shadow Minister (Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what need was identified for the 2,000 additional temporary prison places announced in the Budget and Spending Review 2021; where those additional temporary places will be located; and what plans her Department has to set a future timeframe for their decommissioning.

Photo of Victoria Atkins Victoria Atkins The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, Minister for Afghan resettlement

The National statistics overview: Prison population projections: 2021 to 2026 are used to plan changes across the prison estate to respond to changes to the demand for prison places. Detailed plans, including the locations and future decommissioning, of the 2000 prison places funded through Spending Review 2021 are currently being drawn up. Work underway includes site feasibility studies, this will influence the location of these places.

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