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Prisoners

Volume 474: debated on Thursday 3 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the ratio of (a) prison officers and (b) other prison staff to prisoners was in each (i) contracted-out and (ii) public prison in each of the last five years. (188346)

The information requested is in the following tables.

Public Sector Prisons

Information on the ratio of prisoners to each officer and prisoners to other staff for each public sector Prison Service establishment in each of the last five years is contained in the following tables. The ratios given are a snapshot at the end of each March and the latest available date.

Ratio of prisoners to each officer1 in public sector establishments

As at 31 March each year

Establishment

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

Acklington

3.8

3.9

3.8

3.7

3.5

Albany

3.4

3.5

3.4

3.6

3.5

Ashwell

4.8

5.1

5.0

5.2

5.1

Askham Grange

4.2

2.6

4.2

3.8

3.4

Aylesbury

2.2

2.2

2.3

2.4

2.4

Bedford

3.7

3.3

3.2

3.4

3.3

Belmarsh

1.7

1.8

1.8

1.8

1.8

Birmingham

2.8

2.9

2.8

2.7

2.8

Blakenhurst

4.0

3.6

4.1

4.2

4,2

Blantyre House

3.7

3.8

3.8

3.3

3.3

Blundeston

3.1

3.1

3.0

3.1

3.1

Brinsford

2.0

2.1

2.0

1.9

1.9

Bristol

2.2

2.2

2.4

2.6

2.7

Brixton

3.6

3.4

3.4

3.7

3.7

Brockhill

1.5

1.2

1.3

2.2

2.3

Buckley Hall

2.9

3.0

3.4

3.5

3.5

Bullingdon

4.1

4.1

3.8

3.9

3.9

Bullwood Hall

1.9

1.9

1.9

2.1

2.3

Camp Hill

3.8

3.6

3.7

3.7

3.6

Canterbury

2.8

2.9

2.7

2.7

2.7

Cardiff

2.7

2.9

3.0

2.9

3.0

Castington

1.6

1.5

1.7

1.9

1.7

Channings Wood

3.8

3.8

3.9

3.9

4.0

Chelmsford

3.3

3.1

3.1

3.3

3.0

Coldingley

4.1

4.3

4.2

4.1

4.1

Cookham Wood

2.1

2.7

1.9

1.9

0.0

Dartmoor

3.6

3.8

3.7

3.7

3.6

Deerbolt

2.6

2.4

2.2

2.0

2.4

Dorchester

2.6

2.3

2.3

2.2

2.0

Dover

2.6

2.2

2.1

2.4

2.5

Downview

2.0

1.7

2.5

2.7

2.9

Drake Hall

3.3

3.2

2.6

3.0

3.4

Durham

1.7

2.0

2.6

3.0

2.8

East Sutton Park

3.9

3-6

4.3

4.3

4.4

Eastwood Park

2.4

2.7

2.1

2.4

2.1

Edmunds Hill

2.2

1.3

2.8

2.8

2.7

Elmley

4.0

3.8

3.7

2

2

Erlestoke

3.6

3.7

3.7

3.5

3.2

Everthorpe

3.7

3.5

4.0

3.7

3.8

Exeter

2.7

2.8

2.7

2.8

2.5

Featherstone

4.3

4.2

4.1

4.4

4.3

Feltham

1.5

1.4

1.5

1.5

1.4

Ford

8.7

8.1

8.4

7.1

8.1

Foston Hall

2.2

1.8

2.2

1.5

1.8

Frankland

1.2

1.2

1.2

1.2

1.2

Full Sutton

1.2

1.2

1.2

1.2

1.3

Garth

2.9

2.9

2.6

2.1

2.6

Gartree

2.8

2.8

2.5

2.7

2.8

Glen Parva

3.1

2.8

3.0

3.1

3.1

Gloucester

2.6

2.5

2.4

2.5

2.4

Grendon

1.4

1.3

1.4

1.6

1.5

Guys Marsh

4.0

4.1

4.2

4.3

4.2

Haslar

2.4

2.7

3.0

2.2

2.5

Haverigg

4.4

4.0

4.2

4.2

4.1

Hewell Grange

5.2

5.7

5.1

6.2

5.4

High Down

3.2

3.3

3.1

3.3

3.8

Highpoint

4.4

4.3

4.1

4.2

4.2

Hindley

2.0

1.8

1.9

2.1

2.2

Hollesley Bay

6.9

6.0

4.9

5.7

5.8

Holloway

1.6

1.8

1.5

1.7

1.8

Holme House

3.2

3;2

3.2

3.2

3.0

Hull

3.0

3.0

2.9

3.1

3.1

Huntercombe

2.3

2.3

2.0

2.3

23

Kennet

3

3

3

0.0

2.2

Kingston

1.9

2,0

2.7

2.6

2.6

Kirkham

5.6

5.0

4.4

5.3

4.8

Kirklevington Grange

5.0

4.8

5.0

4.9

4.8

Lancaster

2.8

2.8

2.7

2.6

2.0

Lancaster Farms

2.2

2.1

2.1

2.0

2.0

Latchmere House

5.2

6.4

4.7

6.1

5.8

Leeds

3.0

2.9

2.8

2.6

2.6

Leicester

2.7

2.7

2.6

2.6

2.5

Lewes

3.0

3.0

3.1

3.1

3.0

Leyhill

7.5

7.0

4.6

5.6

5.1

Lincoln

2.2

2.3

2.2

2.4

3.2

Lindholme

3.4

3.6

3.8

4.2

4.3

Littlehey

4.5

4.4

4.3

4.4

4.4

Liverpool

3.2

3.2

3.0

3.1

3.3

Long Lartin

1.2

1.2

1.2

1.1

1.1

Low Newton

2.2

1.6

1.5

1.6

2.0

Maidstone

3.7

3.6

3.8

3.6

3.1

Manchester

2.9

2.6

2.4

2.5

2.4

Moorland

2.3

2.3

2.4

2.4

2.3

Morton Hall

3.0

2.8

2.6

2.7

3.2

New Hall

2.0

1.8

1.5

1.7

1.8

North Sea Camp

6.8

5.9

4.7

4.9

4.9

Northallerton

3.4

2.6

3.8

3.8

3.6

Norwich

3.1

3.3

3.2

2.8

2.6

Nottingham

2.7

2.7

2.3

2.5

2.5

Onley

1.8

2.6

3.1

3.3

3.2

Parkhurst

2.6

2,6

2.7

2.8

2.7

Pentonville

3.0

2.9

3.0

2.9

3.1

Portland

2.7

2.3

2.4

2.9

2.6

Preston

2.9

2.6

2.3

2.8

2.7

Ranby

3.1

3.5

3.6

4.1

3.7

Reading

2.4

2.2

2.4

2.3

2.1

Risley

3.7

3.8

3.6

3.8

3.7

Rochester

2.1

2.6

2.7

2.6

2.2

Send

3.3

2.6

2.5

2.8

2.6

Sheppey Cluster

3.5

0.0

Shepton Mallet

3.0

2.8

2.9

3.1

2.9

Shrewsbury

3.2

2.7

2.9

3.0

2.9

Stafford

3.7

4.1

4.2

4.1

3.8

Standford Hill

4.7

5.2

5.7

2

2

Stocken

4.1

4.0

4.2

4.1

4.1

Stoke Heath

2.8

2.7

2.7

2.9

2.2

Styal

2.4

1.9

2.2

2.1

2.2

Sudbury

8.0

8.0

8.6

7.5

8.2

Swaleside

3.1

3.0

3.1

2

2

Swansea

2.5

2.6

2.7

2.9

2.7

Swinfen Hall

2.2

2.2

3.0

2.9

2.9

The Mount

5.1

4.8

4.6

4.7

4.3

The Verne

5.4

5.2

5.0

5.1

5.0

Thorn Cross

2.3

2.5

2.0

1.9

1.8

Usk/Prescoed

1.9

1.8

1.8

1.7

1.6

Wakefield

1.5

1.5

1.7

1.8

1.7

Wandsworth

3.6

3.8

3.7

3.9

3.7

Warren Hill

1.5

1.4

1.4

1.5

1.5

Wayland

4.7

4.6

4.6

4.7

3.4

Wealstun

3.0

3.7

3.9

4.0

3.9

Weare

3.3

3.5

4

4

4

Wellingborough

3.7

3.1

3.3

3.7

3.6

Werrington

1.8

1.5

1.8

1.8

1.3

Wetherby

1.8

2.1

2.0

2.0

1.9

Whatton

3.9

3.5

2.6

3.7

3.7

Whitemoor

0.9

0.9

1.0

1.0

1.0

Winchester

2.7

3.1

3.3

2.6

2.9

Woodhill

1.8

1.7

1.8

1.8

1.9

Wormwood Scrubs

3.9

3.7

3.9

4.0

3.9

Wymott

3.5

4.1

4.1

4.1

3.8

1 Includes prison officers, senior officers and principal officers.

2 Clustered.

3 Not open.

4 Closed.

Ratio of Prisoners to each non-officer member of staff in public sector establishments

As at 31 March each year

Establishment

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

Acklington

4.5

4.7

4.1

4.0

3.9

Albany

3.0

3.3

2.8

3.0

2.6

Ashwell

3.1

3.2

3.0

3.0

2.9

Askham Grange

2.5

1.5

2.0

1.8

1.9

Aylesbury

2.1

2.4

2.8

2.9

3.0

Bedford

4.1

4.2

4.4

4.2

4.3

Belmarsh

2.3

2.3

2.4

2.3

2.1

Birmingham

4.8

5.0

4.9

5.1

5.0

Blakenhurst

5.1

4.8

5.2

5.3

5.2

Blantyre House

2.6

2.7

2.8

2.6

2.6

Blundeston

3.1

3.1

3.3

3.4

3.3

Brinsford

2.4

2.4

2.7

2.7

2.5

Bristol

2.6

2.9

3.0

3.4

3.6

Brixton

4.9

4.4

4.9

4.8

5.0

Brockhill

1.3

1.1

1.6

2.1

2.1

Buckley Hall

2.3

2.9

3.3

3.3

3.1

Bullingdon

5.1

4.3

4.5

4.0

3.8

Bullwood Hall

1.5

1.4

1.7

1.9

2.0

Camp Hill

4.5

4.4

4.5

4.6

4.2

Canterbury

3.7

3.0

2.6

2.7

2.9

Cardiff

3.3

3.5

3.4

3.5

4.0

Castington

2.1

2.1

2.3

2.5

2.4

Channings Wood

3.6

3.6

3.4

3.5

3.4

Chelmsford

3.9

3.3

3.3

3.4

3.5

Coldingley

3.3

3.4

3.5

3.5

2.9

Cookham Wood

2.6

2.5

3.0

3.0

0.0

Dartmoor

3.3

3.3

3.0

3.4

3.3

Deerbolt

2.8

2.9

2.4

2.2

2.5

Dorchester

2.5

2.8

3.1

2.6

2.2

Dover

2.1

1.8

1.9

2.2

2.2

Downview

2.0

2.3

3.3

3.3

3.4

Drake Hall

2.6

2.7

2.3

2.8

3.3

Durham

2.2

2.3

3.4

3.8

3.3

East Sutton Park

2.0

2,0

2.2

2.5

2.2

Eastwood Park

2.6

2.7

2.2

2.3

2.2

Edmunds Hill

2.5

1.4

2.9

3.1

3.3

Elmley

4.8

4.9

4.7

1

1

Erlestoke

3.4

3.5

3.4

3.7

3.3

Everthorpe

3.7

2.8

3.4

3.8

4.2

Exeter

3.6

3.4

2.9

3.1

3.0

Featherstone

3.3

3.2

3.3

3.2

3.4

Feltham

1.9

1.5

1.7

1.6

1.5

Ford

4.5

3.9

4.2

3.7

4.1

Foston Hall

1.9

1.6

1.8

1.5

1.7

Frankland

2.0

2.0

2.0

1.9

1.9

Full Sutton

2.0

2.1

1.8

1.8

1.8

Garth

3.3

3.3

2.8

2.7

2.9

Gartree

2.9

2.8

2.3

2.5

2.5

Glen Parva

3.0

2.9

3.0

3.5

3.3

Gloucester

2.6

2.7

2.8

3.2

3.3

Grendon

1.2

1.2

1.2

1.3

1.1

Guys Marsh

3.5

3.8

3.4

3.7

3.6

Haslar

2.1

2.5

2.7

2.1

2.3

Haverigg

3.1

2.8

2.9

2.8

2.8

Hewell Grange

2.3

2.4

2.1

2.6

2.4

High Down

3.1

3.2

3.5

3.4

3.8

Highpoint

3.4

3.4

3.5

3.7

3.5

Hindley

2.6

1.9

2.1

2.1

2.4

Hollesley Bay

6.1

3.7

3.1

3.3

3.4

Holloway

1.9

1.8

1.4

1.6

1.9

Holme House

4.1

4:5

4.7

5.5

4.9

Hull

4.6

4.4

4.2

4.4

5.3

Huntercombe

2.6

2.7

2.4

3.0

2.6

Kennet

2

2

2

0.0

2.0

Kingston

1.7

1.8

2.6

2.8

2.5

Kirkham

3.1

2.9

2.6

3.3

2.9

Kirklevington Grange

3.0

3.1

3.1

3.3

3.2

Lancaster

2.3

2.6

2.7

2.4

1.6

Lancaster Farms

2.5

2.7

3.3

3.3

2.9

Latchmere House

5.0

5.3

3.9

4.8

4.5

Leeds

4.7

4.6

4.9

4.3

4.7

Leicester

3.3

2.9

2.7

3.4

3.2

Lewes

3.4

3.4

3.8

3.7

3.6

Leyhill

3.2

3.1

2.1

2.7

2.5

Lincoln

2.5

2.4

2.3

2.7

3.7

Lindholme

2.5

3.0

2.8

2.9

3.3

Littlehey

4.3

4.4

4.3

4.3

4.2

Liverpool

5.5

5.1

4.5

5.2

5.4

Long Lartin

1.5

1.5

1.7

1.4

1.3

Low Newton

2.3

1.9

1.6

1.8

2.2

Maidstone

3.5

3.3

3.3

3.6

3.0

Manchester

3.8

3.7

3.6

3.7

3.6

Moorland

2.8

2.8

2.8

3.0

3.6

Morton Hall

3.3

2.8

2.5

2.7

3.1

New Hall

2.1

1.7

1.6

2.0

2.3

North Sea Camp

3.3

3.4

2.4

2.9

2.7

Northallerton

2.9

2.1

2.6

2.7

3.1

Norwich

3.2

3.4

3.9

3.3

2.7

Nottingham

2.8

2.6

2.5

3.0

2.7

Onley

1.8

2.4

2.6

2.7

2.8

Parkhurst

2.9

2.8

2.6

2.8

2.6

Pentonville

4.6

4.4

4.4

4.5

4.5

Portland

2.6

2.2

2.4

3.2

2.7

Preston

3.6

3.1

3.1

3.6

3.5

Ranby

3.2

3.3

3.8

4.0

3.6

Reading

3.1

2.9

3.0

2.3

2.2

Risley

4.3

4.7

5.1

5.1

4.9

Rochester

2.1

2.5

2.5

2.6

2.4

Send

3.0

2.8

2.4

2.7

2.7

Sheppey Cluster

18.0

0.0

Shepton Mallet

2.4

2.1

2.3

2.3

2.2

Shrewsbury

3.3

2.5

3.4

3.4

3.0

Stafford

3.1

3.2

3.3

3.6

3.2

Standford Hill

2.8

2.7

2.7

1

1

Stocken

3.9

3.8

3.8

3.5

3.5

Stoke Heath

3.2

3.2

3.3

3.4

2.6

Styal

2.6

1.9

2.4

2.3

3.0

Sudbury

4.1

4.0

3.9

3.5

3.8

Swaleside

4.7

4.8

4.8

1

1

Swansea

3.0

3.3

3.1

3.1

3.4

Swinfen Hall

2.0

2.0

2.5

2.9

2.9

The Mount

4.2

3.8

4.2

4.1

4.3

The Verne

3.4

3.4

3.2

3.3

3.3

Thorn Cross

2.5

2.5

2.2

2.2

2.0

Usk/Prescoed

1.3

1.2

1.0

1.1

1.1

Wakefield

2.1

2.1

2.6

2.5

2.3

Wandsworth

4.6

4.5

4.6

4.5

5.3

Warren Hill

1.8

1.7

1.6

1.9

2.0

Wayland

4.3

4.2

4.2

4.3

4.0

Wealstun

2.6

3.3

3.6

3.6

4.0

Weare

3.9

3.8

3

3

3

Wellingborough

3.8

3.3

3.0

3.4

3.7

Werrington

1.5

i;2

1.5

1.8

1.3

Wetherby

2.2

2.1

2.4

2.2

2.2

Whatton

3.6

3.0

2.1

3.2

3.2

Whitemoor

1.5

1.5

1.5

1.4

1.5

Winchester

3.2

3.5

3.7

2.8

2.9

Woodhill

3.5

3.2

3.0

2.9

2.8

Wormwood Scrubs

4.1

4.4

4.3

4.8

5.1

Wymott

3.4

3.8

3.9

4.1

4.1

1 Clustered.

2 Not open.

3 Closed.

Contracted Prisons

Information on the ratio of prisoners to each officer and prisoners to other staff for each contracted establishment in each of the last five years is provided in the following tables. The ratios given are a snapshot at the end of each financial year and the latest available date as at the end of January 2008.

Ratio of prisoners to each officer equivalent1 in contracted establishments

As at 31 March each year

Establishment

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

Ashfield

1.8

1.4

1.9

2.2

2.0

Altcourse

3.5

3.3

3.6

3.6

3.7

Bronzefield2

5

2.5

2.3

2.4

2.5

Doncaster

4.4

4.4

4.5

4.5

4.2

Dovegate

5.8

5.2

6.8

4.6

4.9

Forest Bank

4.8

4,9

4.5

4.5

4.5

Lowdham Grange

n/a

3.6

3.7

3.5

3.9

Pare

3.5

3.3

3.6

3.7

4.0

Peterborough3

5

5

2.5

3.0

2.9

Rye Hill4

n/a

n/a

4.0

4.2

4.0

Wolds

3.4

3.5

3.2

3.8

3.3

Ratio of prisoners to non-officer staff in contracted establishments

As at 31 March each year

Establishment

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

Ashfield

1.5

3.2

1.5

1.4

1.8

Altcourse

5.1

4.7

5.3

6.0

6.1

Bronzefield2

5

3.5

2.9

2.7

2.6

Doncaster

3.5

3.4

3.0

3.5

3.47

Dovegate

10.3

11.5

16.6

9.7

7.1

Forest Bank

6.7

7.0

6.3

6.7

6.2

Lowdham Grange

n/a

2.9

3.0

3.4

3.9

Pare

5.5

5.1

4.8

4.9

4

Peterborough3

5

5

6.1

6.8

6.7

Rye Hill4

n/a

n/a

6.7

6.43

5.6

Wolds

6.5

5.7

3.7

4.6

3.7

1 Data is provided for HMPS prison officer equivalents in the contracted prison sector, prison custody officers and senior prison custody officers.

2 HMP Bronzefield did not open until June 2004.

3 HMP Peterborough did not open until March 2005.

4 Data for HMP Rye Hill prior to 2005 is not available due to archiving and could only be provided at a disproportionate cost. Information on staffing figures in the contracted estate is not collated centrally and has been requested from each contractor and is derived from their own HR database.

5 Not Open.