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Prison Accommodation: Males

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN HL5474, tabled on 18 January 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of cells in each men’s prison in England and Wales have in-cell telephony.

Answered on

1 February 2022

There are a total of 97 Men’s Prisons (84 closed and 13 open) in England and Wales, which are run by Her Majesty’s Prison & Probation Service.

Of the 84 closed men’s prisons:

  • 59 prisons have received In-Cell Telephony throughout
  • 3 prisons are currently mid-way through delivery, with 50% of cells now having In-Cell Telephony across the 3 sites
  • 22 prisons do not have any In-Cell Telephony currently, with 11 of these scheduled to receive it over the next six months

Of the 13 open men’s prisons:

  • 1 prison has In-Cell Telephony throughout
  • 12 prisons do not have any In-Cell Telephony currently