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Remanded Persons

Volume 888: debated on Tuesday 18 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many juveniles on remand in custody share accommodation with sentenced prisoners.

Young persons aged 14 and under 17 on remand in custody are normally located in accommodation reserved for them. They never share accommodation with adult prisoners of any category, but may occasionally come into contact with young offenders aged 17 and under 21.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many adult prisoners on remand in custody share cells with convicted prisoners.

In accordance with Rule 3(2) of the Prison Rules 1964 prisoners on remand who are unconvicted are kept out of contact with those convicted so far as practicable. Prisoners on remand who are convicted but unsentenced may share cells with other prisoners in this category, but are usually kept separate from sentenced prisoners, and do not share cells with them.