Prisons: Buildings

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 27th June 2022.

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Photo of Ellie Reeves Ellie Reeves Shadow Minister (Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the viability of prisons that are over 100 years old to (a) provide a safe place for staff and prisoners, (b) adapt for digital services and (c) house appropriate educational opportunities.

Photo of Victoria Atkins Victoria Atkins The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

Current refurbishment projects underway at HMP Liverpool and HMP Birmingham provide evidence of how Victorian era buildings can be upgraded to provide fit-for-purpose prison accommodation.

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