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Prisons · Kent

East Sutton Park

Overcrowding

68%
Average: 103%
The first night cell in Portland prison
  • Certified Normal Accommodation (CNA): 101

  • Population: 69

East Sutton Park is a women’s open prison  near Maidstone in Kent. The building is a grade II listed country mansion dating from 1570, and still maintains a working farm on the prison grounds

Read East Sutton Park’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.

Restricted status: women placed on restricted status are deemed to pose a high risk to the public if they were to escape. They are held in closed women’s prisons, and sometimes placed in the segregation unit.

Closed prisons: the majority of women’s prisons are closed prisons. Women who are assessed as not being suitable for open conditions are held in these prisons.

Open prisons: there are two open prisons for women. They hold women who have been assessed as posing a low risk.

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