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Prison Accommodation: Females

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN HL4274, tabled on 22 November 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many women in prison aged (1) 18 to 24, or (2) 25 or older, are currently sharing a cell.

Answered on

7 December 2021

On 19th November, the population of the women’s prison estate was 3,236.

306 were aged 18-24, and 69 from this age group were sharing a cell. Of these 69 women, 60 women were sharing double occupancy cells and 9 women were sharing accommodation holding three women or more.

Of the remaining 2930, 676 women were sharing double occupancy cells and 167 women were sharing specifically designed accommodation holding three women or more.