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Statistics United Kingdom

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Location: EnglandUnited KingdomWales

England and Wales:

Prison Populations: 84,430

Rate per 100,000: 148

Number of Children Separated from:

Imprisoned Father: 109,759

Imprisoned Mother: 5,278

Percentage of Population:

Men: 83.9%

Women: 4.6%

Age Limits for Children Living in Prisons: 18 months

Number of Visits Allowed per Month: 2

Prison populations and rate per 100,000 from Children of Prisoners Europe based on International Centre for Prison Studies data: World Prison population list (10th edition 2013). accessed 4 October 2016
Number of Children Separated: Extrapolation. Source: Children of Prisoners Europe based on International Centre for Prison Studies data: World Prison population list (10th edition 2013). accessed 4 October 2016
Percentage of Populations: Source: World Prison Brief, Institute for Criminal Policy Research, accessed 10 October 2016
Percentage of Men: Data calculated by excluding remand prisoners (or pretrial detainees), women and juveniles. Source: World Prison Brief, Institute for Criminal Policy Research. accessed 10 October 2016
Age Limits: Special units assigned by admissions board chaired by social workers decide case by case. Source: Library of Congress, accessed 4 October 2016
Number of Visits Allowed: Convicted prisoners receive 2 visits per month, remand prisoners receive 3 visits per week. Source: In Brief, Prison Visits, accessed 14 October 2016

Northern Ireland:

Prison Populations: 1,851

Rate per 100,000: 101

Number of Children Separated from:

Imprisoned Father: 2,406

Imprisoned Mother: 57

Percentage of Population:

Men: 70.3%

Women: 3.8%

Age Limits for Children Living in Prisons: Unknown

Number of Visits Allowed per Month: 1

Prison populations and rate per 100,000 from Children of Prisoners Europe based on International Centre for Prison Studies data: World Prison population list (10th edition 2013). accessed 4 October 2016
Number of Children Separated: Extrapolation. Source: Children of Prisoners Europe based on International Centre for Prison Studies data: World Prison population list (10th edition 2013). accessed 4 October 2016
Percentage of Populations: Source: World Prison Brief, Institute for Criminal Policy Research, accessed 10 October 2016
Percentage of Men: Data calculated by excluding remand prisoners (or pretrial detainees), women and juveniles. Source: World Prison Brief, Institute for Criminal Policy Research. accessed 10 October 2016
Number of Visits Allowed: Legally entitled to 1 visit per week but the DOJ may as a privilege all additional visits to any class of prisoners. The exact number varies for each prison. Source: Northern Ireland Prison Service, Prison Rules, accessed 14 October 2016

 

Scotland

Prison Populations: 7,855

Rate per 100,000: 147

Number of Children Separated from:

Imprisoned Father: 10,211

Imprisoned Mother: 583

Percentage of Population:

Men: 75.3%

Women: 5.1%

Age Limits for Children Living in Prisons: Unknown

Number of Visits Allowed per Month: 4

Prison populations and rate per 100,000 from Children of Prisoners Europe based on International Centre for Prison Studies data: World Prison population list (10th edition 2013). accessed 4 October 2016
Number of Children Separated: Extrapolation. Source: Children of Prisoners Europe based on International Centre for Prison Studies data: World Prison population list (10th edition 2013). accessed 4 October 2016
Percentage of Populations: Source: World Prison Brief, Institute for Criminal Policy Research, accessed 10 October 2016
Percentage of Men: Data calculated by excluding remand prisoners (or pretrial detainees), women and juveniles. Source: World Prison Brief, Institute for Criminal Policy Research. accessed 10 October 2016
Number of Visits Allowed: Can depend on the prison. Remand prisoners have the right to have up to 6 visits per week. Source: Families Outside: Visiting Someone in a Scottish Prison, accessed 14 October 2016