HC Deb 28 April 1890 vol 343 c1525

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War what is the extent of accommodation for prisoners in the Military Prison at Brixton; how many prisoners are at present confined there; how these prisoners are classified; and whether it is in contemplation to abandon the use of the Brixton Prison for Military purposes; and, if so, to what purposes it is proposed to devote the building?


The Military Prison at Brixton contains 493 cells, of which 69 were occupied on the 21st inst. Like other prisoners under sentences of imprisonment, the men are on a system of progressive stages. The question of the continuance of the prison has not yet arisen; but in view of the great and very satisfactory reduction in the number of military prisoners, the point will, I think, have soon to be considered.