Table 1

 Current profile of mother and baby units

PrisonPrisoner statusSecurity categoryPlacesUpper age limit
There are currently 90 mother (95 baby) places in total spread between five prisons.
Total projected capacity by 2005  =  114.
HM Prison Service mother and baby units
Askham Grange, near YorkSentencedOpen30 mothers18 months
33 babies
(accommodation for twins)
Holloway, LondonRemand and sentencedClosed17 mothers and babies9 months
New Hall, near WakefieldRemand and sentencedClosed9 mothers9 months
10 babies
(accommodation for twins)
Styal, CheshireRemand and sentencedClosed22 mothers and babies18 months
Eastwood Park, BristolRemand and sentencedClosed12 mothers and 13 babies.18 months
Bronzefield, AshfordRemand and sentencedClosed12 mothers and babies18 months
Due to commence 2005
PeterboroughOpening March 2005Closed12 mothers and babies18 months