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Prisons · Cheshire

Thorn Cross


Average: 109%
  • Certified Normal Accommodation (CNA): 430

  • Population: 426

Thorn Cross is a Category D open Young Offenders Institution in Cheshire built on the site of a former Royal Naval Air Station.

Read Thorn Cross’ 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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