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Prisons: Buildings

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 20289, tabled on 17 June 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the viability of prisons that are over 100 years old to (a) provide a safe place for staff and prisoners, (b) adapt for digital services and (c) house appropriate educational opportunities.

Answered on

27 June 2022

Current refurbishment projects underway at HMP Liverpool and HMP Birmingham provide evidence of how Victorian era buildings can be upgraded to provide fit-for-purpose prison accommodation.