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Prisons: Employment

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN HL3325, tabled on 4 November 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many hours on average each prisoner spent per week (1) in a cell, and (2) on purposeful activity, in (a) each prison, (b) each category of prison, and (c) the entire prison estate, in each year since 2010.

Answered on

18 November 2015

Time unlocked and purposeful activity were two of the National Offender Management Service’s performance indicators for prisons until 2011/2012. These indicators were discontinued from the start of 2012/13. However, the figures requested are provided for 2010/11 and 2011/12 in the tables below.


Tables 1 and 2 cover time spent in cell. Average time in cell is measured per weekday and this information is provided by individual prison establishment, by prison category and across the prison estate. The figures for time in cell are derived from information collected on the average hours per weekday that prisoners are unlocked and using these to estimate hours spent locked in cell. It should be noted that time in cell includes time when prisoners are asleep. Time unlocked includes time where a prisoner is either out of their cell or where the cell door is unlocked allowing them to move freely in and out of the cell.


Tables 3 and 4 show the reported average hours of purposeful activity per prisoner per week at establishment level, for each category of prison and across the prison estate


These figures have been drawn from administrative IT systems, which, as with any large scale recording system, are subject to possible errors with data entry and processing.


Table 1: Time in Cell by Prison Establishment: Average Hours per Prisoner per Week Day

Establishment Name

2010-11

2011-12

Acklington

15.5

-

Albany

-

-

Altcourse

11.1

12.6

Ashfield

14.0

14.1

Ashwell

14.5

-

Askham Grange

8.0

8.0

Aylesbury

16.8

16.6

Bedford

14.3

14.4

Belmarsh

15.9

24.0

Birmingham

16.2

16.1

Blantyre House

6.0

6.0

Blundeston

14.0

12.4

Brinsford

14.1

24.0

Bristol

15.1

15.7

Brixton

17.4

17.4

Bronzefield

14.1

14.1

Buckley Hall

15.2

15.4

Bullingdon

16.1

15.6

Bullwood Hall

10.3

10.1

Camp Hill

-

-

Canterbury

13.7

13.3

Cardiff

15.9

16.7

Castington

16.6

-

Channings Wood

15.3

15.4

Chelmsford

14.7

14.4

Coldingley

14.4

14.6

Cookham Wood

15.2

14.3

Dartmoor

13.6

13.4

Deerbolt

17.5

17.2

Doncaster

13.4

11.6

Dorchester

18.2

18.5

Dovegate

14.8

14.3

Dover

11.4

11.4

Downview

13.8

14.2

Drake Hall

5.3

6.5

Durham

16.1

16.2

East Sutton Park

7.0

7.0

Eastwood Park

13.1

15.0

Edmunds Hill

10.2

-

Elmley

-

-

Erlestoke

14.3

14.4

Everthorpe

16.7

16.7

Exeter

16.2

15.9

Featherstone

13.1

14.5

Feltham

16.3

17.1

Ford

11.5

11.5

Forest Bank

13.7

13.7

Foston Hall

12.5

14.5

Frankland

15.1

14.9

Full Sutton

15.1

15.0

Garth

15.1

15.3

Gartree

15.2

15.5

Glen Parva

16.4

17.0

Gloucester

15.6

16.1

Grendon

10.3

10.3

Guys Marsh

13.6

13.7

Haslar

12.0

12.0

Haverigg

9.2

9.7

Hewell

13.3

13.0

High Down

16.2

16.5

Highpoint

14.5

13.3

Hindley

13.9

13.7

Hollesley Bay

8.0

8.0

Holloway

15.0

15.0

Holme House

16.1

15.4

Hull

16.0

16.1

Huntercombe

13.5

14.1

Isis

-

17.4

Isle of Wight

14.8

14.5

Kennet

13.8

13.7

Kingston

14.0

14.3

Kirkham

9.2

9.2

Kirklevington

5.0

5.0

Lancaster

14.9

-

Lancaster Farms

16.3

16.4

Latchmere House

0.0

1.9

Leeds

16.2

13.8

Leicester

16.5

16.1

Lewes

15.3

15.0

Leyhill

8.0

8.0

Lincoln

17.0

16.2

Lindholme

15.7

15.9

Littlehey

16.3

15.1

Liverpool

15.7

15.8

Long Lartin

14.7

15.7

Low Newton

13.4

13.5

Lowdham Grange

13.2

12.9

Maidstone

15.2

15.0

Manchester

13.8

13.4

Moorland

12.7

11.8

Morton Hall

10.4

24.0

Mount

13.1

13.0

New Hall

14.8

15.7

North Sea Camp

6.5

6.5

Northallerton

15.7

15.0

Northumberland

-

15.6

Norwich

15.2

15.8

Nottingham

16.2

16.2

Onley

14.8

14.4

Parc

14.6

14.9

Parkhurst

-

-

Pentonville

16.3

16.6

Peterborough

14.7

14.8

Portland

15.1

15.4

Preston

15.7

15.7

Ranby

14.3

14.6

Reading

15.1

14.4

Risley

15.0

15.0

Rochester

14.3

14.0

Rye Hill

14.8

14.3

Send

12.1

12.1

Sheppey Cluster

15.0

15.2

Shepton Mallet

14.6

14.5

Shrewsbury

15.4

15.4

Stafford

16.6

16.4

Standford Hill

-

-

Stocken

16.1

16.5

Stoke Heath

16.2

15.5

Styal

10.5

11.5

Sudbury

5.0

5.0

Swaleside

-

-

Swansea

15.5

15.4

Swinfen Hall

16.2

17.8

Thorn Cross

9.0

10.2

Usk\Prescoed

11.6

11.4

Verne

9.0

9.1

Wakefield

14.9

14.8

Wandsworth

17.4

16.7

Warren Hill

14.6

15.2

Wayland

12.6

11.7

Wealstun

16.5

15.7

Wellingborough

14.2

15.0

Werrington

14.3

14.8

Wetherby

14.2

14.4

Whatton

14.2

13.6

Whitemoor

15.5

15.2

Winchester

15.0

16.5

Wolds

12.1

12.0

Woodhill

15.0

14.5

Wormwood Scrubs

16.8

16.9

Wymott

15.5

15.5

National Total

14.5

14.5


'-' Data not available


Table 2: Time in Cell by Prison Category: Average Hours per Prisoner per Week Day

Category

2010-11

2011-12

Category B

14.1

13.9

Category C

14.2

14.1

Dispersal

15

15.1

Female closed

12.8

13.6

Female local

13.5

14.1

Female open

7.6

7.6

Male closed young offender

15.8

16.2

Male juvenile

14.3

14.4

Male local

15.5

15.4

Male open

8.1

8.1

Male open young offender

9

10.2

Semi open

6

6.2

Cluster

14.5

14.5

National Total

14.5

14.5


Note: In the above table prisons are categorised according to their predominant function, though some establishments will have more than one function.


Table 3: Average number of hours per prisoner per week in purposeful activity by establishment

Establishment name

2010/11

2011/12

Acklington

20.7

-

Albany

24.2

24.6

Altcourse

35.2

33.7

Ashfield

29.1

26.7

Ashwell

29.1

-

Askham Grange

40.7

40.0

Aylesbury

20.7

21.9

Bedford

19.2

18.5

Belmarsh

18.5

18.4

Birmingham

21.3

21.3

Blantyre House

52.1

52.2

Blundeston

25.5

24.6

Brinsford

28.0

29.9

Bristol

25.2

22.9

Brixton

17.5

17.7

Bronzefield

26.6

26.9

Buckley Hall

27.0

26.5

Bullingdon

22.6

20.9

Bullwood Hall

24.5

24.0

Bure

21.2

24.6

Camp Hill

22.4

23.7

Canterbury

19.7

21.6

Cardiff

22.6

20.0

Castington

22.3

-

Channings Wood

24.0

23.7

Chelmsford

25.8

26.5

Coldingley

25.6

25.7

Cookham Wood

23.6

26.8

Dartmoor

24.1

23.1

Deerbolt

21.2

22.8

Doncaster

23.4

22.1

Dorchester

17.7

17.2

Dovegate

31.8

33.3

Dover

-

-

Downview

31.4

28.5

Drake Hall

34.4

36.0

Durham

16.9

18.2

East Sutton Park

45.0

45.3

Eastwood Park

21.5

22.4

Edmunds Hill

24.8

-

Elmley

17.1

17.5

Erlestoke

24.6

24.8

Everthorpe

22.5

22.7

Exeter

17.9

18.9

Featherstone

26.4

25.7

Feltham

22.2

20.3

Ford

41.6

41.8

Forest Bank

25.7

25.3

Foston Hall

30.9

29.7

Frankland

19.7

20.8

Full Sutton

20.5

21.1

Garth

25.9

26.2

Gartree

26.4

28.7

Glen Parva

20.7

20.8

Gloucester

20.7

19.5

Grendon

31.9

33.7

Guys Marsh

24.7

23.8

Haslar

-

-

Hatfield

-

-

Haverigg

27.6

25.3

Hewell

25.6

25.2

High Down

19.2

18.6

Highpoint

25.1

0.0

Hindley

30.9

33.4

Hollesley Bay

43.1

43.3

Holloway

23.1

21.8

Holme House

18.9

22.0

Hull

19.8

19.6

Huntercombe

27.0

28.4

Kennet

25.6

25.7

Kingston

29.2

27.3

Kirkham

47.1

49.3

Kirklevington

53.0

51.5

Lancaster

26.7

-

Lancaster Farms

26.9

27.0

Latchmere House

56.5

56.5

Leeds

18.6

18.9

Leicester

18.8

18.9

Lewes

23.0

20.3

Leyhill

39.5

40.0

Lincoln

19.3

18.9

Lindholme

21.4

21.5

Littlehey

20.6

22.5

Liverpool

20.2

20.8

Long Lartin

20.0

21.4

Low Newton

23.8

23.7

Lowdham Grange

27.3

27.9

Maidstone

25.1

25.9

Manchester

23.8

24.7

Moorland

29.0

31.1

Morton Hall

30.9

0.0

Mount

24.4

24.8

New Hall

27.2

25.0

North Sea Camp

45.9

43.1

Northallerton

23.7

23.5

Northumberland

-

20.0

Norwich

24.8

23.9

Nottingham

26.3

27.0

Onley

25.4

26.0

Parc

26.8

26.8

Parkhurst

21.3

22.9

Pentonville

18.1

18.4

Peterborough

-

-

Portland

27.6

-

Preston

20.7

20.6

Ranby

23.9

24.0

Reading

22.4

22.5

Risley

27.1

27.2

Rochester

22.0

22.3

Rye Hill

27.9

28.7

Send

30.6

31.2

Shepton Mallet

23.2

24.0

Shrewsbury

25.8

27.1

Stafford

26.2

26.6

Standford Hill

36.7

40.1

Stocken

25.7

24.8

Stoke Heath

25.6

28.1

Styal

24.7

23.1

Sudbury

43.6

45.8

Swaleside

24.3

26.6

Swansea

21.6

20.4

Swinfen Hall

26.3

23.8

Thameside

-

-

Thorn Cross

45.3

47.0

Usk\Prescoed

35.0

33.7

Verne

26.7

25.9

Wakefield

20.5

21.2

Wandsworth

17.2

17.6

Warren Hill

29.5

28.5

Wayland

25.2

25.8

Wealstun

20.4

21.7

Wellingborough

26.8

25.4

Werrington

30.8

27.6

Wetherby

29.7

27.5

Whatton

26.0

25.2

Whitemoor

24.1

25.5

Winchester

19.1

18.0

Wolds

24.4

24.1

Woodhill

21.2

20.0

Wormwood Scrubs

17.2

16.8

Wymott

25.7

26.2

National Total

24.7

24.9


'-' Data not available


Table 4: Average number of hours per prisoner per week in purposeful activity by prison category

Category

2010/11

2011/12

Category B

27.1

30.1

Category C

24.8

25.2

Dispersal

20.7

21.7

Female closed

30.9

29.5

Female local

24.7

23.8

Female open

42.5

42.3

Male closed young offender

24.2

24.0

Male juvenile

28.9

27.5

Male local

21.4

21.4

Male open

42.5

44.2

Male open young offender

45.3

47.0

Semi open

43.9

45.6

Cluster

25.6

24.7

National Total

24.7

24.9


Note: In the above table prisons are categorised according to their predominant function, though some establishments will have more than one function.