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Prisoners (Restraints)

Volume 229: debated on Thursday 22 July 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the number of times that restraints have been used on inmates during the 12 months from 1 July 1992, in each prison in England and Wales.

Responsibility for this matter has been delegated to the director general of the Prison Service who has been asked to arrange for a reply to be given.

Letter from P. Drew to Mr. Tom Cox, dated July 1993:

Restraints used in Prison Service Establishments

The Home Secretary has asked me, in the absence of the Director General from the office, to reply to your Question about the number of times that restraints have been used on inmates during the 12 months from 1 July 1992 in each Prison Service establishment in England and Wales.

The number of applications of restraints under Rule 46 of the Prison Rules 1964 and Rule 49 of the Young Offender Institution Rules 1988 are given in the table.

Restraints

1

applied to violent or refractory inmates of Prison Service establishments in England and Wales: by establishment, July 1992-July 1993

Establishment and type

Number of applications

1

Local prisons/remand centres

Belmarsh4
Birmingham2
Bristol1
Brixton19
Bullingdon1
Canterbury1
Chelmsford1
Elmley3
Fletham18
Gloucester1
Highdown1
Highpoint3
Holme House3
Hull4
Leicester1
Lewes1
Lincoln3
Liverpool6
Pentonville18

Establishment and type

Number of applications

2

Preston2
Reading2
Rochester5
Shrewsbury3
Woodhill5
Wormwood Scrubs10

Training Prisons

Acklington1
Albany2
Camp Hill2
Down view1
Frankland4
Full Sutton28
Garth9
Long Lartin2
Maidstone3
Nottingham2
Stafford1
Standford Hill1
Swaleside3
Wakefield2
Wayland2
Wellingborough1
Whitemoor6

Closed Young Offender Prisons

Aylesbury1
Castington2
Deerbolt1
Onley2
All establishments194

1 Loose canvas jacket, body belt, handcuffs, ankle straps and leather wrist straps.

2 Provisional figures.