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Young Offender Institutions: Brinsford

Volume 691: debated on Monday 30 April 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is the most recent situation at Brinsford young offender institution as regards (a) open air exercise, and (b) showers or baths for inmates; and whether there have been improvements since December 2006. [HL2756]

Young people at Brinsford currently have 1.5 hours of outdoor physical education each week. A staff re-profile is due to take place shortly, which will provide daily time in the fresh air.

Approximately 90 per cent of young people have daily access to showers. In exceptional circumstances where operational pressures require it, showers may not be offered to all young people at the weekend. A programme of shower room refurbishment is in progress on the main accommodation blocks, providing improved decoration and modesty screens.