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Prison Service: Manpower

Volume 494: debated on Thursday 18 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the ratio of prisoners to prison officers at each category C prison in England and Wales was on 1 April in each of the last 10 years. (272735)

Information on the prisoner to officer ratio at each category C prison since 2000 is contained in the following table. Information is provided only for establishments which were category C in each particular year. Establishments are allocated to a category based on the predominant accommodation. Establishments that also hold young offenders would be expected to have lower prisoner to officer ratios.

Prison

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

Acklington

3.2

3.4

3.7

3.6

3.8

3.9

3.8

3.7

3.4

3.7

Ashwell

4.2

3.5

4.8

4.9

4.8

5.1

5.0

5.2

4.9

4.9

Blantyre House

3.2

3.2

Blundeston

3.0

3.1

3.1

3.0

3.1

3.0

3.0

Brockhill

2.2

2.2

Buckley Hall

3.4

1.1

3.4

3.5

3.5

3.5

Bullwood Hall

2.1

2.5

2.8

Camp Hill

3.0

3.4

3.6

3.5

3.8

3.6

3.7

3.7

3.6

3.7

Canterbury

2.8

2.9

2.7

2.7

2.5

2.7

Channings Wood

3.7

3.8

3.9

3.7

3.8

3.8

3.9

3.9

4.0

3.9

Coldingley

3.1

3.8

4.2

4.1

4.1

4.3

4.2

4.1

4.1

3.7

Dartmoor

2.9

3.2

3.6

3.8

3.7

3.7

3.6

3.7

Downview

2.7

2.7

Edmunds Hill

1.3

2.8

2.8

2.9

3.0

Erlestoke

3.0

3.1

3.6

3.9

3.6

3.7

3.7

3.5

3.7

3.7

Everthorpe

3.4

3.5

3.2

3.2

3.7

3.5

4.0

3.7

3.8

4.0

Featherstone

3.8

4.0

4.3

4.4

4.3

4.2

4.1

4.4

4.3

4.4

Guys Marsh1

4.0

3.8

4.1

4.0

4.1

4.2

4.3

4.1

4.2

Haslar

2.6

Haverigg

2.8

3.8

4.3

4.2

4.4

4.0

4.2

4.2

4.4

4.2

Highpoint

3.2

3.4

5.9

4.0

4.4

4.3

4.1

4.2

4.1

4.3

Kennet

2.3

2.4

Kirklevington Grange

4.7

4.6

Lancaster

2.0

2.1

2.7

3.0

2.8

2.8

2.7

2.6

2.6

2.8

Lindholme

3.2

3.0

4.0

3.6

3.4

3.6

3.8

4.2

4.5

4.6

Littlehey

3.8

4.0

4.2

4.6

4.5

4.4

4.3

4.4

4.4

4.4

Maidstone

3.7

3.6

3.8

3.6

3.2

2.4

Moorland1

2.9

2.9

2.8

2.9

2.3

2.3

2.4

2.4

2.3

2.3

Onley1

2.6

3.1

3.3

3.4

3.1

Ranby

3.6

3.6

3.4

3.4

3.1

3.5

3.6

4.1

3.8

3.9

Risley

2.6

2.8

3.0

3.7

3.7

3.8

3.6

3.8

3.7

3.8

Shepton Mallet

2.7

1.7

3.0

2.8

3.0

2.8

2.9

3.1

2.8

2.9

Stafford

3.2

3.3

3.5

3.9

3.7

4.1

4.2

4.1

3.8

4.0

Stocken

4.1

4.1

4.2

3.9

4.1

4.0

4.2

4.1

4.1

4.2

The Mount

4.2

4.6

5.3

5.2

5.1

4.8

4.6

4.7

4.3

4.4

The Verne

4.4

4.5

4.7

5.2

5.4

5.2

5.0

5.1

5.0

5.1

Usk/Prescoed

3.3

3.7

3.9

4.4

4.6

4.4

4.3

4.3

4.4

4.5

Wayland

4.0

4.3

4.5

4.6

4.7

4.6

4.6

4.7

3.5

4.0

Wealstun

4.1

4.1

4.4

3.7

3.0

3.7

3.9

4.0

2.7

2.7

Weare

2.8

3.0

3.3

3.4

3.3

3.5

Wellingborough

2.7

3.2

3.3

3.8

3.7

3.1

3.3

3.7

3.6

3.6

Whatton

3.5

3.9

3.8

3.7

3.9

3.5

2.6

3.7

3.8

3.9

Wolds

3.5

3.4

3.2

3.7

3.3

3.9

Wymott

3.7

3.7

4.0

4.0

3.5

4.1

4.1

4.1

3.7

4.0

1 Establishment also holds, or until recently held, young offenders as well as category C prisoners. Moorland also has an “Open” section.