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Prisons: Coronavirus

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 51547, tabled on 1 June 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many covid-19 (a) infections and (b) deaths have taken place in each prison in England and Wales.

Answered on

19 June 2020

The Government has put robust measures in place to protect staff and offenders from COVID-19 and introduce ‘compartmentalisation’, to isolate those prisoners with symptoms, shield the vulnerable and quarantine new arrivals.

Overall, prisons are seeing a decline in the numbers of new cases. The data in the table below shows the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases broken down by prison as of Friday 12 June 2020. These figures reflect the total number of recorded positive cases of COVID-19 since the first confirmed cases in mid-March, not the number of live cases. It includes individuals that have recovered.

The numbers reported will be affected by a number of variables, including the availability of testing locally which can result in differences between sites and regions and as self-reported (for staff) through HMPPS management lines for central collation. As figures are as reported by prisons they may be subject to revision.

To date the Ministry of Justice has not collected data on asymptomatic prisoners and staff as it is not the government policy to test asymptomatic cases.

Establishment

Staff Cases

Prisoner Cases

Total Number of Cases by Establishment

Altcourse

24

15

39

Ashfield

0

0

0

Askham Grange

4

0

4

Aylesbury

~

0

~

Bedford

6

~

~

Belmarsh

12

7

19

Berwyn

33

40

73

Birmingham

22

~

~

Brinsford

22

5

27

Bristol

~

0

~

Brixton

0

~

~

Bronzefield

6

~

~

Buckley Hall

~

~

5

Bullingdon

~

0

~

Bure

~

0

~

Cardiff

24

22

46

Channings Wood

15

9

24

Chelmsford

10

~

~

Coldingley

5

~

~

Cookham Wood

~

~

~

Dartmoor

~

~

4

Deerbolt

8

~

~

Doncaster

12

8

20

Dovegate

8

~

~

Downview

4

0

4

Drake Hall

25

41

66

Durham

46

4

50

East Sutton Park

0

0

0

Eastwood Park

~

0

~

Elmley

5

0

5

Erlestoke

~

~

~

Exeter

0

0

0

Featherstone

~

~

5

FelthamA

~

~

~

FelthamB

6

~

~

Ford

~

~

~

Forest Bank

4

5

9

Foston Hall

~

~

~

Frankland

12

~

~

Full Sutton

6

0

6

Garth

7

0

7

Gartree

25

9

34

Grendon

0

0

0

Guys Marsh

0

0

0

Hatfield

~

~

5

Haverigg

~

6

~

Hewell

37

9

46

High Down

14

~

~

Highpoint

12

~

~

Hindley

10

~

~

Hollesley Bay

~

~

~

Holme House

23

17

40

Hull

~

0

~

Humber

41

10

51

Huntercombe

~

~

5

Isis

4

6

10

Isle of Wight

~

0

~

Kirkham

5

~

~

Kirklevington Grange

~

0

~

Lancaster Farms

~

0

~

Leeds

4

~

~

Leicester

6

5

11

Lewes

~

0

~

Leyhill

0

0

0

Lincoln

~

4

~

Lindholme

10

0

10

Littlehey

9

6

15

Liverpool

20

~

~

Long Lartin

~

~

5

Low Newton

0

~

~

Lowdham Grange

~

0

~

Maidstone

~

~

~

Manchester

19

20

39

Medway (Adult)

0

0

0

Moorland

~

~

~

New Hall

~

5

~

North Sea Camp

~

0

~

Northumberland

14

~

~

Norwich

6

0

6

Nottingham

~

0

~

Oakwood

25

19

44

Onley

16

7

23

ParcA

~

0

~

ParcB

4

7

11

Pentonville

15

4

19

Peterborough Female

0

0

0

Peterborough Male

16

~

~

Portland

0

0

0

Prescoed

4

~

~

Preston

43

16

59

Ranby

7

5

12

Risley

20

16

36

Rochester

0

0

0

Rye Hill

6

~

~

Send

~

0

~

Stafford

5

0

5

Stanford Hill

0

~

~

Stocken

4

~

~

Stoke Heath

~

4

~

Springhill

0

~

~

Styal

~

0

~

Sudbury

~

~

4

Swaleside

~

0

~

Swansea

10

12

22

Swinfen Hall

5

6

11

Thameside

4

10

14

The Mount

9

5

14

The Verne

~

0

~

Thorn Cross

~

0

~

Usk

13

16

29

Wakefield

~

~

6

Wandsworth

~

11

~

Warren Hill

0

0

0

Wayland

0

0

0

Wealstun

~

0

~

Werrington

0

0

0

Wetherby

~

0

~

Whatton

0

~

~

Whitemoor

10

6

16

Winchester

23

~

~

Woodhill

23

0

23

Wormwood Scrubs

14

6

20

Wymott

14

15

29

Total estate wide

963

495

1458

The symbol ~ denotes suppressed values of 3 or fewer (and totals that would allow values of 3 or fewer to be calculated) to avoid the risk of identifying individuals.

*Data is split between Feltham A and Feltham B to account for different age groups

**Data is split between Parc A and B to account for different age groups

***Data is split for male and female sites at Peterborough

The tables below show the number of prisoners and prison staff who have sadly died having tested positive for COVID-19 or having shown symptoms. It is a matter for coroners to determine a cause of death. The data in the tables is correct as of Friday 12 June 2020.

Establishment

Number of prisoner deaths

HMP/YOI Altcourse

2

HMP/YOI Bedford

1

HMP/YOI Belmarsh

1

HMP Berwyn

1

HMP Channings Wood

2

HMP Durham

1

HMP Gartree

1

HMP Leicester

1

HMP Littlehey

3

HMP/YOI Low Newton

1

HMP/YOI Manchester

1

HMP/YOI New Hall

1

HMP Oakwood

1

HMP/YOI Peterborough

1

HMP Rye Hill

1

HMP/YOI Sudbury

1

HMP Usk

1

HMP Whatton

1

HMP Winchester

1

Total

23

Establishment

Number of prison staff deaths

HMP Dovegate

1

HMP/YOI Hollesley Bay

1

HMP/YOI Manchester

1

HMP/YOI Pentonville

2

HMP Thameside

1

HMP Usk

1

HMP/YOI Wymott

2

Total

9