While the total prison population has fallen slightly with reduced court business, the number of people held on remand remains at a historic high level.
In March 2021 (up until the morning of 1st April):
- the population increased by 44 to 7,385
- 1,951 were on remand: 1,680 (23%) untried & 271 (4%) awaiting sentence
- 65% of arrivals in March were untried (646 of 991), and 19% awaiting sentence (187)