HC Deb 18 May 1893 vol 12 cc1250-1

I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland if he can state how many prisoners, male and female, were in confinement in Inverness Prison each day between 8th May and 10th May, both inclusive?


In reply to the hon. Member, the numbers in Inverness Prison on 8th to 10th May, both dates inclusive, were:—8th May, 1893, 34 males, I female; 9th, 37 males, I female; 10th, 38 males, 2 females; 11th, 37 males, 2 females; 12th, 38 males, 3 females; 13th, 33 males, 3 females; 14th, 33 males, 3 females; 10th, 30 males, 3 females. S The accommodation of the prison consists of:—For males, 27 ordinary cells, 3 large cells (for three prisoners each), I infirmary cell, and I punishment, cell, accommodating in all 38 male prisoners. For females:—9 ordinary cells, I large cell (for throe prisoners) and I infirmary cell, accommodating in all 13 females. From the 11th to 10th, 3 prisoners were associated on medical grounds; and when the high number of males on the 9th was reported in the weekly Return to the Commissioners, the Governor submitted the names of three long-sentence prisoners for removal.