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Prisons · Staffordshire

Drake Hall

Overcrowding

83%
Average: 103%
The first night cell in Portland prison
  • Certified Normal Accommodation (CNA): 297

  • Population: 246

Having been used as accommodation for female munitions workers during World War II and a men’s prison afterwards, Drake Hall has been a women’s prison since 1974. In recent years, it has gone from being an open prison, to semi-open, to its current designation of ‘closed’.

Read Drake Hall’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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