§ Mr. Sheerman
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many juveniles are currently being held in prison department establishments; in which establishments and in which wings of those establishments they are situated; whether juveniles are at all times separated from young adult or adult offenders; and whether unconvicted juveniles are separated from convicted prisoners.
§ Mr. Mellor
For the number of juveniles and the establishments in which they were held I refer the hon. Member to the reply given to a question from the hon. Member for Mansfield (Mr. Meale) on 23 April at column24. Details of the location of each juvenile within the establishment are not recorded centrally. The table, however, gives the readily available information about accommodation for juveniles in the establishments concerned.
In local prisons and remand centres male juveniles are at all times separated from adult prisoners and, so far as is practicable, are accommodated separately from young adults. Unconvicted prisoners are separated from convicted prisoners so far as this can reasonably be done, but mixing under close supervision may occur for certain regime activities such as education. Wherever possible, convicted juveniles are accommodated in separate wings or discrete units.
In the female prison system sentenced female juveniles are held in establishments which also house young adult and adult female offenders, but their sleeping accommodation is in areas specifically designated for young offenders. Unconvicted female juveniles are not held in prison custody.
Prison service establishments in England and Wales which held juveniles on 31 December 1989; by establishment and locations in which juveniles are held. Establishment and type Location Remand centres: Brockhill A, B, C or D wing Cardiff 3 or 4 landing Dorchester D wing
Establishment and type Location Feltham Nightingale, Heron or Jay Glen Parva Unit 8, 9 or 12 Hindley A, B or C wing Hull B wing Latchmere House A wing Low Newton A, B, C or D wing Manchester Remand centre Norwich Remand centre Pucklechurch A, B or C wing Risley Remand centre Swansea Young Offender Unit LOCAL PRISONS: Bristol No specific information Brixton B or C wing Holloway Level 4 or 5 Manchester E or G wing Oxford Hospital YOUNG OFFENDER INSTITUTIONS: Aylesbury B or G wing Bullwood Hall No specific information Campsfield House Juveniles only Deerbolt On units 1–7 East Sutton Park No specific information Everthorpe Ss. Andrew, Patrick, David and George wing/unit Feltham Nightingale, H or J unit Finnamore Wood (1 wing) Glen Parva No specific information Hollesley Bay Deben unit Kirklevington Juveniles only The Mount Ellis or Brister House New Hall No specific information Northallerton B wing Portland Hardy or Nelson House Stoke Heath No specific information Styal No specific information Swinfen Hall No specific information Wellingborough No specific information Werrington North, North West, West or South West dormitory Whatton The junior wing