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Prison Statistics

Volume 131: debated on Wednesday 13 April 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) at what time prisoners are locked in their cells for the night at each of the following prisons: Birmingham, Leeds, Pentonville, Manchester, Wandsworth, Wormwood Scrubs and Holloway;(2) how many prisoners spent on average

(a) 20 or more hours a day and (b) 23 or more hours a day in their cells in the most recent convenient week at (i) Birmingham prison, (ii) Leeds prison, (iii) Pentonville prison, (iv) Manchester prison, (v) Wandsworth prison, (vi) Wormwood Scrubs prison and (vii) Holloway prison.

The daily routine for prisoners may vary both within and between prisons and from day to day. The information, which has been collated locally by the establishments concerned, relates to the week beginning 20 March 1988.

Numbers of prisoners who spent on average
EstablishmentAverage daily population20 or more hours a day in cells23 or more hours a day in cellsTime locked in cells for night
Birmingham1,149546NilBetween 1900 hours and 2100 hours
Leeds1,372770NilBetween 1830 hours and 2030 hours
Pentonville69899NilBetween 1830 hours and 2000 hours
Manchester1,755916Nil2000 hours
Wandsworth1,548950Nil2045 hours
Wormwood Scrubs925350NilBetween 1915 hours and 2015 hours
Holloway47016162000 hours
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