(2) whether any prisoners serving life sentences are being held at HMP Hollesley Bay;
(3) what categories of prisoner are held at HMP Hollesley Bay.
There are currently 17 prisoners convicted of murder at HMP Hollesley Bay.
There are currently 34 prisoners serving indeterminate sentences. Of these 26 have life sentences, seven have imprisonment for public protection (IPP) sentences and one has a detention for public protection (DPP) sentence.
All prisoners at Hollesley Bay are category D.
Transfer of any prisoner to open conditions will only take place if continued detention in closed conditions is no longer necessary for the protection of the public. Open conditions allow prisoners to find work, re-establish family ties and reintegrate into the community. All these are essential components for successful resettlement and an important factor in protecting the public.