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Prison Population

Volume 164: debated on Thursday 11 January 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what is the certified normal accommodation and current population of gaols in Northern Ireland; and if he will list them for each establishment for the latest date available.

The certified normal accommodation of each prison in Northern Ireland together with the actual number of prisoners currently housed is:

Single cell accommodationPopulation as at 0830 hours 9 January 1990
HMP Belfast433496
HMP Maghaberry4861294
HMP Magilligan288258
HMP Maze744517
1 Including 20 female prisoners.
These figures include prisoners on home leave and in outside hospitals.In addition, the young offenders centre, Hydebank has single cell accommodation for 300 and has a current population of 140.