Political News Updates

15.06.2014

High Down Prison

Kwasi Kwarteng: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what rights prisoners in HM Prison High Down Sutton have to association and exercise; and whether he has received representations that prisoners at that prison are being permitted less than half an hour to exercise per day. [198853]

Jeremy Wright: Prisoners at High Down have the same access to exercise and association as in all prisons in England and Wales. The details are set out in Prison Service Instruction (PSI) 58/2011 Physical Education for Prisoners. In addition, prisoners are entitled to association time outside of their cells that may include forms of exercise.

We have no record of any formal representations made by prisoners at HMP Highdown on the lack of opportunity to exercise.