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Prisoners

Volume 300: debated on Monday 10 November 1997

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners were held at each prison on 1 October; what is the design capacity of each prison; and what were the occupancy levels at 1 October as a percentage of that capacity. [14247]

The number of prisoners held at each establishment in England and Wales on 1 October 1997 is listed in column one of the following table.The Prison Service uses the concept of Certified Normal Accommodation (CNA) to define the uncrowded capacity of each establishment. For prisons built in recent years, this is equivalent to design capacity. The CNA measure can also be applied to older prisons, particularly those built in the last century, whose design capacity is no longer relevant because of significant building and/or modernisation work.The CNA of each establishment is listed in column two of table 1. The occupancy level at each establishment is expressed as a percentage of CNA and can be found in column three of table 1.

Table 1—Population and CNA by Prison on 1 October 1997
Prison namePopulationCNAPopulation to CNA (per cent.)
Acklington65266298
Albany434436100
Aldington12714588
Ashwell453444102
Askham Grange12613097
Aylesbury31331898
Bedford393347113
Belmarsh863822105
Birmingham1,027719143
Blakenhurst842647130
Blantyre House120120100
Blundeston40242495
Brinsford535477112
Bristol590487121
Brixton579483120
Brockhill12115976
Buckley Hall382350109
Bullingdon69177090
Bullwood Hall126126100
Camphill522470111
Canterbury264158167
Cardiff730531137
Castington32033097
Channings Wood608482126
Table 1—Population and CNA by Prison on 1 October 1997
Prison namePopulationCNAPopulation to CNA (per cent.)
Chelmsford465448104
Colchester3232100
Coldingley29529899
Cookham Wood147120123
Dartmoor622578108
Deerbolt42443498
Doncaster1,108771144
Dorchester244147166
Dover30631697
Downview342327105
Drake Hall27728199
Durham937667140
East Sutton Park9994105
Eastwood Park136135101
Elmley843760111
Erlestoke30531098
Everthorpe459433106
Exeter465267174
Featherstone59559999
Feltham905849107
Ford43948690
Foston11915079
Frankland455447102
Full Sutton53357693
Garth641633101
Gartree370364102
Glen Parva875720122
Gloucester281219128
Grendon43846195
Guys Marsh322300107
Haslar15715899
Hatfield13518075
Haverigg553530104
Hewell Grange19820398
Highdown719649111
Highpoint698679103
Hindley532527101
Hollesley Bay44545897
Holloway529517102
Holme House87197190
Hull49151995
Huntercombe261256102
Kingston11712991
Kirkham66670295
Kirklevington180180100
Lancaster217218100
Lancaster Farms49249699
Latchmere House18819397
Leeds914800114
Leicester351219160
Lewes490485101
Leyhill36641089
Lincoln638434147
Lindholme693686101
Littlehey643624103
Liverpool1,5021,216124
Long Lartin391379103
Low Newton289189153
Maidstone552541102
Manchester1,029852121
Moorland658620106
Morton Hall20320898
Mount629588107
New Hall336327103
North Sea Camp20221395
Northallerton245152161
Norwich746570131
Nottingham413401103
Onley611550111
Parkhurst359349103
Pentonville929726128
Portland536526102
Preston668414161
Ranby581518112
Reading240203118
Table 1—Population and CNA by Prison on 1 October 1997
Prison namePopulationCNAPopulation to CNA (per cent.)
Risley882851104
Rochester39843392
Send231231100
Shepton Mallet216158137
Shrewsbury332181183
Stafford627568110
Standford Hill30038478
Stocken464436106
Stoke Heath42445493
Styal267262102
Sudbury49951198
Swaleside571512112
Swansea348260134
Swinfen Hall19720895
Thorn Cross22331671
Usk290246118
Verne572552104
Wakefield609522117
Wandsworth907811112
Wayland642620104
Wealstun58059198
Weare35840090
Wellingborough32135291
Werrington15722071
Wetherby32436090
Whatton22222698
Whitemoor521522100
Winchester612463132
Wolds399360111
Woodhill687616112
Wormwood Scrubs1,3631,171116
Wymott80180999
Total62,70657,630109