HC Deb 24 April 1990 vol 171 cc106-7W
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
Bristol No specific information
Brixton B or C wing
Holloway Level 4 or 5
Manchester E or G wing
Oxford Hospital
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

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