This prison costs £94,000 a year per headPosted: December 1, 2014
New report reveals the cheapest and most expensive prisons in England and Wales.
The most expensive institution is a Young Offender’s institute for 15 to 17 year olds, which costs up to £94,000 per year, a Ministry of Justice report reveled. A male dispersal prison, which is for the most difficult and dangerous prisoners in England and Wales known as ‘Category A’ prisoners, follows at £59,000 per year.
Dispersal prisons serve to spread the Category A population, ensuring that the most dangerous prisoners are not concentrated in a single establishment, thereby reducing the risks involved in holding them.
The least costly prison was the Male Open prison, which costs £24,000 per year, and the male category C prison, which costs £30,000 per year. Female prisons are more expensive than male prisons, with the ‘chepaest’ female prison, an open prison, costing £41,000 per year.
COST OF PRISON IN ENGLAND AND WALES BY TYPE