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Prisons: Mother And Baby Units

Volume 593: debated on Thursday 3 September 1998

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asked Her Majesty's Government:How many of Her Majesty's prisons have mother and baby units; how many places are there in each unit; and how many mothers and babies are currently accommodated in them. [HL3072]

There are now four mother and baby units in the female prison estate, located at Holloway, New Hall, Askham Grange and Styal prisons. Holloway has places for 13 mothers with their babies; Styal has places for 22; Askham Grange, which is an open prison, can take a maximum of 20 mothers with their babies; and New Hall has places for nine.On 20 July 1998, 51 women had their babies with them in the four mother and baby units.