While the total prison population has fallen with reduced court business, the number of people held on remand is growing.
In July 2020 (up until the morning of 1st August):
- the population increased by 219 to 7,261
- 1,870 were on remand: 1,597 (20%) untried & 273 (3%) awaiting sentence
- 63% of arrivals in July were untried (574 of 916), and 15% awaiting sentence (135)