Prisons: Coronavirus

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 15th November 2022.

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Photo of Ellie Reeves Ellie Reeves Shadow Minister (Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of how many prisons have returned to full regimes post covid.

Photo of Damian Hinds Damian Hinds The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

Regimes in prisons and youth custody establishments are not currently significantly affected by Covid-19 restrictions.

All public sector prisons have systems in place for the day to day management of staff resources and regime delivery, to ensure that regimes are Safe, Decent, Secure, Resilient and Sustainable. The majority of prisons are delivering a full or near full regime. Some prisons have a reduced, but sustainable level of regime delivery due in part to resourcing pressures.

The ‘Operational Resourcing and Stability Panel’ meets weekly to provide support to those prisons with the most acute resourcing pressures affecting their ability to deliver full regimes, where it is impacting on the stability of the prison.

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