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Chelmsford Prison

Volume 485: debated on Tuesday 16 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many prisoners at Chelmsford Prison share a room with (a) one and (b) two other prisoners; (244183)

(2) what the designated maximum number of prisoners is who can be housed in Chelmsford Prison;

(3) how many (a) adults and (b) young offenders there are in Chelmsford Prison.

On 12 December, the operational capacity of Chelmsford prison was 695. The number of adults and young offenders held in the prison overnight was 482 and 203 respectively. 276 prisoners shared a cell with another person. No prisoners were held three to a cell.