Prison Accommodation

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 18th October 2022.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Tom Randall Tom Randall Conservative, Gedling

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of prison places.

Photo of Rob Butler Rob Butler The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

We have a significant prison build programme, delivering safe, secure and modern prison places across the country. More than 3,100 places have already been delivered.

As part of this, we are building brand new prisons with a design focused on security and rehabilitation, supporting family ties and resettlement into the community. These include HMP Five Wells which opened earlier this year and was the first of its design to be built; HMP Fosse Way near Leicester which is due to open next year; and a new prison next to the existing HMP Full Sutton where construction has started, and the prison is due to open in 2025.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes0 people think so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.