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Remanded Prisoners

Volume 983: debated on Thursday 24 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the prison department establishments which do not allow domestic visits to remand prisoners on Saturdays.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list those prison department establishments where (a) telephones have been installed for use by remand prisoners and (b) where such prisoners are allowed supervised use of telephones to communicate with legal representatives.

The information requested is not available in the form requested. In some of the establishments listed below there is a special telephone which can be monitored by staff, available for the use of unconvicted prisoners. In others, an ordinary telephone is made available to unconvicted prisoners and in the remainder staff make calls on prisoners' behalf. The establishments holding unconvicted prisoners participating in this scheme are as follows:

  • Brockhill
  • Low Newton
  • Risley
  • Thorp Arch
  • Ashford
  • Latchmere House
  • Norwich
  • Cardiff
  • Exeter
  • Winchester
  • Holloway
  • Bedford
  • Birmingham
  • Leicester
  • Lincoln
  • Shrewsbury
  • Durham
  • Leeds
  • Brixton
  • Canterbury
  • Lewes
  • Norwich
  • Wandsworth
  • Wormwood Scrubs
  • Camp Hill
  • Bristol
  • Cardiff
  • Dorchester
  • Exeter
  • Gloucester
  • Oxford
  • Swansea
  • Winchester
The telephone may be used to consult a solicitor within the guidelines issued to governors about the telephone scheme for unconvicted prisoners.