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Hindley Remand Centre

Volume 177: debated on Monday 23 July 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people are in custody at Hindley remand centre; what recent significant changes there have been in this number; and for how many prisoners it is intended.

On Friday 20 July 1990, the latest date for which information is available, 420 people were held in custody at Hindley remand centre. The average population at the establishment in 1989–90 was 389, but since the disturbances at Manchester prison in April this year the population at Hindley has averaged around 429. The recent transfer of sentenced young offenders awaiting allocation from Hindley to Stoke Heath young offenders institution has relieved some of the pressure. Further relief is planned when some of the convicted, unsentenced young offenders held at Hindley are also transferred to Stoke Heath. This should happen within the next two weeks.The certified normal accommodation at Hindley remand centre is currently 312.