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Juveniles (Adult Prisons)

Volume 81: debated on Thursday 20 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many juveniles were accommodated in adult prisons (a) on remand and (b) under sentence on the most recent convenient date.

The latest available information is given in the following table. It is normal for young males to be kept apart from adult males whereas in establishments for females, women and girls may mix.

Persons aged under 17 held in adult prisons in England and Wales on 31 March 1985: by type of prisoner
Untried and convicted unsentencedSentenced
Adult prisons with remand units/wings for prisoners aged under 21†120
Remand centres taking remand prisoners of all age‡3515
Other adult prisons622
* The figures are those recorded centrally.
† Cardiff, Dorchester, Exeter, Liverpool, Manchester, Norwich, Swansea, and Winchester.
‡ Ashford, Low Newton, Manchester. Pucklechurch and Risley.