§ Lord Laird
asked Her Majesty's Government:
How many people are currently in prison in Northern Ireland; and under what categories including the non-political sections. [HL4361]
§ Lord Williams of Mostyn
As at 20 May 2002 there are 1,014 prisoners in Northern Ireland prison estabishments, including 129 inmates in HM Young Offenders Centre.
The breakdown is as follows: there are 124 high risk, 752 medium risk and 138 low risk prisoners/inmates.