In the Media

Jail population predictions rise

PUBLISHED July 27, 2005

By June 2006, there could be 1,400 more prisoners in England and Wales than the highest predictions made this January, Home Office figures have revealed.

There could be up to 91,000 inmates by 2011, 3,300 more than the January estimate, the figures show.
The Home Office said the figures had been revised following a "significant departure" from previous prison trends.