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Prisons (Capacity)

Volume 164: debated on Monday 8 January 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the under or over-capacity of Thorp Arch and Durham prisons at the end of the months August to November.

Durham

Thorp

Certified Normal Accommodation Population3 on:

1729

2156

25 August1,002144
29 September1,006150
27 October976149
24 November1,019146

1 There was no change to the certified normal accommodation at Durham Prison during the period in question.

2 Available accommodation at Thorp Arch has effectively been reduced to 150 since August to allow for a rolling programme of refurbishment, involving the installation of integral sanitation.

3 The population details provided refer to the last Friday in each of the four months.