While the total prison population has fallen with reduced court business, the number of people held on remand is growing.
In August 2020 (up until the morning of 1st September):
- the population increased by 197 to 7,458
- 2,052 were on remand: 1,704 (23%) untried & 348 (5%) awaiting sentence
- 62% of arrivals in August were untried (654 of 1,051), and 16% awaiting sentence (169)
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