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Volume 462: debated on Wednesday 11 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisons are located in England and Wales. (148422)

There are 142 prison establishments in England and Wales. This includes two Immigration Removal Centres, Dover and Haslar, that are managed by the Prison Service on behalf of the Border and Immigration Agency, and establishments managed as single prisons Moorland Open / Moorland Closed, Grendon / Springhill and Usk / Prescoed.