Largest prisons by population in England and Wales in 2018

This statistic shows the largest prisons in England and Wales as of August 31, 2018, by their prisoner population. Oakwood prison near Wolverhampton had the largest number of prisoners on this date, at just over 2 thousand. Parc Prison, located in Wales, had the second-largest prisoner population in August 2018, with approximately 1.6 thousand prisoners.

Largest prisons in England and Wales as of August 31, 2018, by number of prisoners

Number of prisoners
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Release date

September 2018


United Kingdom (England, Wales)

Survey time period

August 31, 2018

Supplementary notes

The prison unlock figure may be lower than the 'Population', as the 'Population' includes prisoners on authorized absence.

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