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Pentonville Prison: Accommodation

Volume 457: debated on Thursday 1 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what changes were made at Pentonville Prison to increase the certified normal accommodation capacity by 116 places. (122012)

There has been no change to the certified normal accommodation at Pentonville. Following the suspension of a number of staff in August 2006, the operational capacity was reduced by 116 places because there was not enough staff to ensure an appropriate level of supervision. A subsequent increase in staffing levels enabled the prison to reintroduce these places in January 2007.