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Prisons · Buckinghamshire

Aylesbury

Overcrowding

98%
Average: 109%
  • Certified Normal Accommodation (CNA): 402

  • Population: 394

Over its 170 years of existence, Aylesbury prison has operated as a women’s prison, a girls’ borstal, a men’s prison, and an ‘inebriates centre’. Since the 1960s it has held young men between the ages of 17 and 21, and now holds the longest-sentenced young adult males in England and Wales.

Read Aylesbury’s latest inspection report here.

About this information

Certified Normal Accommodation (CNA) is the prison service’s own measure of how many prisoners can be held in decent and safe accommodation. Any occupancy above CNA means that the prison in question is overcrowded.

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