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Prisons · Cheshire

Thorn Cross

Overcrowding

96%
Average: 111%
The first night cell in Portland prison
  • Certified Normal Accommodation (CNA): 381

  • Population: 367

Thorn Cross is an 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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